Pumpkin Picking

October 20, 2014


pumpkin picking

I love this time of year, when you can feel the seasons changing and see the different colours all around. I love digging out all my woollies and wellies and getting wrapped up to go out in the cold weather. For some reason this season always brings back childhood memories, I remember crunching through the leaves and collecting conkers, picking up pine cones and puddle jumping. This year I really wanted to start a new tradition for Autumn; pumpkin picking. We don’t do anything wildly exciting for Halloween but we always carve pumpkins so surely we should have a go at picking our own.

There are a few farms near us opening their pumpkin patch to the public but we opted for Poplar Farm near Ormskirk. This is such a great little site but it was very busy so be aware you may have to wait for a wheelbarrow. We donned our wellies, picked up a very pretty pink wheelbarrow and set off in search of the perfect pumpkin.

It was quite an overcast day but I liked that, it all added to the atmosphere. It was fantastic to look out over the fields and spot the orange dots. My husband set off in search of the perfect patch for us and he was eagerly darting amongst the pumpkins, only the very best would do! He may have been the most excited out of all of us. Lucas loved it and Arthur and Brandon sat quite happily in the wheelbarrow as if it was the most fun they had ever had.

We were there longer than I thought we would be and it was such a fun afternoon. I would really recommend that you hunt out your own local pumpkin picking site; Lucas was so excited that he could pick his own and we would be taking it home with us. It also gave me a chance to trap the munchkins in a wheelbarrow so I could get a photograph of all three of them, it didn’t mean they would stay still but they had a great time! Brandon kept throwing his hands in the air like he was on some sort of rollercoaster and I’m sure they would have sat in there all afternoon giggling at each other.

On the way home with three sleeping boys I just kept saying how much I had enjoyed it, not only the pumpkin patch, which was fantastic but it was just so lovely to get out as a family. It is getting easier now the twins are older and we can start to really enjoy our time outdoors (with Nanny for reinforcements!) I feel like we’ve started a little family tradition that the boys will look forward to every year and hopefully they’ll remember it fondly when they are all grown up. I now have four very large pumpkins sitting in my kitchen but the memories we made from picking them are really rather special.

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  • Coombemill

    This looks so much fun, buying one from Asda just isn’t the same! I really must see if there is anything like this near us next week. I love the photos of everyone in the wheelbarrows, great family times. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids

    October 20, 2014 at 8:16 pm Reply
  • Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    They are the cutest photos ever. I think they might be my favourite on your blog. We’re planning a spot of pumpkin picking next week. I can’t wait!

    October 20, 2014 at 8:32 pm Reply
  • Donna

    I bought pumpkins from the supermarket. I had no idea you could actually go pick your own – what a tradition and what a treat! That will be on my bucket list next year ‘Pick Our Own Pumpkin’! x

    October 20, 2014 at 11:15 pm Reply
  • Tina

    Oh my goodness I just love the photos of the three of them in the wheel barrel together!!! Your bunch of little boys!

    October 21, 2014 at 2:52 am Reply
  • Katie (@mami2fiveblog)

    This looks like fantastic fun! I just bought 5 from Asda today. I had to go digging through huge boxes for non rotting ones, totally not as exciting as your afternoon! I’ll have to keep an eye out next year and see if there is anywhere local.

    October 22, 2014 at 10:40 pm Reply
  • Kat @ Beau Twins

    What a fantastic idea. Love this so much. I have so many little traditions lined up for the girls. Might have to start this one for next year. M and I will be having a pumpkin carving competition this year. What amazing photographs too. Love them all. Great family moments. Thanks for sharing! Xx

    October 23, 2014 at 5:47 am Reply
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