We’ve had a very wet season this year. The farm fields had flooded but that did not stop us from going out there and finding our perfect pumpkin! We always go to Michell’s Farm and when I say always, I really mean the last two years.
Normally, the fields are more orange than green (or in this case: brown) but we went late this year since we put pumpkin picking off due to bad weather. When we both had a day off and the sun was shining, we set off to find our perfect pumpkin. We arrived at the farm early in the morning to find that there were already families moving about on the field, taking photos and finding the best pumpkins. Despite the amount of water on the field and all the squished and rotting pumpkins, there were quite a few amazing ones as well. There were smaller ones that were a little bigger than my hand (I have tiny hands) and then there were ones that were bigger than my head and hard to lift (I have a big head).
In our travels, we found a few good pumpkins but left them were they were because we wanted to see the entire field before deciding on which one would come home with us. You have to be picky when you’re picking.
The following are some photos from our ‘tour’ around the field.
We examined quite a few pumpkins before finally settling on one that had a great flat carving surface. I’m super excited to carve my pumpkin and roast up some seeds! Time for a pumpkin party!
Where do you get your pumpkins?
One year, when all the pumpkins were gone, I used a watermelon and a turnip! The traditional jack-o-lantern was actually from a turnip!