Thursday, October 15, 2009

pumpkin picking


After two sad failed attempts of trying to grow our own pumpkin plant this past summer (yes, they just shriveled up and died before they even got to the pumpkin stage), we brought ourselves some closure by heading to the local pumpkin patch this past weekend. With said dead pumpkin plants now out of mind, we ventured out into the field to find three healthy contenders for our yearly carving rituals. They are sitting on our balcony now, not knowing what lies ahead.. mwahahahaha (that is my attempt at a sinister laugh). Hmmm... actually, I think this is the laugh that my Martha Stewart Magazine makes when I try to attempt to get fancy with my carving ideas after looking at the beautiful ones on its glossy pages.... hmmm.

14 comments:

M.M.E. said...

I already snatched up a pumpkin too, what with the news of a possible shortage. I haven't decided what to put on mine yet. Last year it was the girl with the pearl earring by Vermeer. Any ideas what you'll try?

Victoria said...

Ooh, I hadn't even thought about pumpkin carving for this year yet! I'll have to make some time. Lovely photos of the pumpkin patch!

Stacey said...

ha ha, clever sinister laugh in writing :)

our little love nest said...

hehehhe...you are so cute! xoxo

tattytiara said...

Three pumpkins! Well rock and roll, you are a hardcore holiday maven. Have fun with the sharp knives!

Christie Cottage said...

The pictures are so crisp!

Have fun carving!

I bought a faux carved pumkin years ago and it goes on my front porch every year. Then I bought a huge "jack-o-lantern" mask for my front porch light.

Of course I live in the woods on a dead end road, it's not like anyone is going to see them anyway! LOL

I hope you'll post carved pictures :-)


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Erica said...

Hahaha! great post! I hope you found the perfect pumpkin! I have never gone to a patch to get one... but then its been a few years since I last carved a pumpkin!

April Ink said...

can i just say i am glad i am not the only one unable to grow pumpkins. no clue how the pumpkin patch manages to grow them so successfully. my house was surrounded by a vine like the one from "little shop of horrors". no pumpkins, just a big old ugly vine.

casualpooch said...

Mmm. That's a mighty fine field of potential pumpkin pies. I need to go pick up a pumpkin or 5. My problem is having too many carvings I'd like to do and not enough pumpkins.

Hollyrocks said...

I went to the pumpkin patch this weekend too! It looks like yours is quite different from where I went though. I've never actually wandered fields full of pumpkins before, but it sounds like fun! I'm glad you got to take some of them home with you. :-)

readingsully2 said...

Gorgeous photos of pumpkins. Glad you had such success...I can't imagine trying to grow my own.

jen said...

yay for pumpkin patches!

jen said...

I just saw the comment you left on my blog....YES! I hope you get to see it, looks amazing! My hubby and I never, and I mean NEVER go to the movies. (I think we've been to 3 in the 10 years we've been together!) So, I'll probably have to wait til it comes out on DVD. :( I'll live vicariously through you for now!

Robert W. Leonard said...

Yay, we're taking my niece and nephews to a pumpkin patch tomorrow. I'm excited, and so are the kiddos. Sorry about your dead pumpkins. I suppose trying is half the battle!