This past week, I got to experience my first trip to a real pumpkin patch. It was so exciting to find a farm right down the street from us…I’ll for sure be going there more often – they even have a pick-your-own berries patch! I couldn’t believe how colorful and fresh the pumpkins were. This might sound silly, but I suppose living in Florida, we didn’t have many fresh-from-the-vine pumpkins. Really, there is a difference! We ended up picking our pumpkins from the farm store instead of cutting our own at the patch, but the owner stopped by and let us know they were just cut the day before. I was pleased to find that the pumpkin crops didn’t seem to suffer from our drought this year. We ended up finding a 28 lb pumpkin to bring home; but, we were told that the largest picked at the farm so far this year was 52 lbs!
I’m not really sure what’s up with this picture. I think little man was supposed to be pointing at the HUGE pumpkins but that didn’t work out so well. This display made me wish we had a huge old wagon to park in our front yard and surround with ginormous pumpkins. Maybe next year… :-)
If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve probably already seen this picture of our van filled up with fall decor. The husband’s job while on vacation this week is to vacuum out the van now. Should have thought ahead of time and brought something to cover up the van carpet. Whoops!
My plan for our outdoor decor was extremely detailed and involved the painting of pumpkins…most-likely in a chevron pattern. But, when I saw how gorgeously fresh & orange the pumpkins we found were, I just couldn’t bring myself to paint them right now. I have a thing for the natural colors of the season. I’m guessing in a few weeks I’ll be ready to paint them like I was planning. Maybe I’ll even break out the glitter!
This is our 28-lb’er…isn’t she a beauty? I love it.
Little man picked out these smaller pumpkins and had a blast carrying them around the farm!
Here’s a simple & affordable solution: wrap a plastic flower container in a strip of burlap and secure it with twine. This adds a rustic vibe and creates a nice looking solution without having to buy an expensive flower pot.
I LOVE my corn stalks! We don’t have these available in Florida and I’m obsessed with them. It made my day to be able to purchase a bundle of them for $5! All I did was split the bundle in half and tie each half to the pillars using twine. Easy-peasy and it adds great character to the front of our home.
It officially feels like Fall now!