The perfect pumpkin

Found it!

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We hit up Sauvie Island today-it’s not too terribly far from Portland, and has a bunch of farms/pumpkin patches.

We did the big pumpkin patch first.  I got excited at the squash for sale

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That’s not nearly all of it.  So many types! And 45 cents a pound!

We found absurdly large cabbage

DSCN3711BIGGER than my head.  The sign said they were for making sauerkraut.  I’m pretty sure that’d make a lifetime supply.

The fiance climbed the haystack

DSCN3717Ran into some people I babysit for and got to hold a very cuddly baby.  Cuddly babies are the best.

And we shared corn on the cob and sausage

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(the ketchup only side?  Clearly, the fiance’s half)

Then we drove around and saw pretty nature.  And trailer parks.

We hit up a second farm where they had tons you could pick yourself

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How pretty is it?

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Also, far less children on sugar highs here.  Win.

Hot peppers were high on the fiance’s list of wants

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And I was excited to pick my own corn!

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We were tempted with all the pumpkins, but I think they might rot if we buy one now, right?

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So we settled for just one little one.  And we got a caramel apple covered in heath

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They dip them fresh, so the caramel made the chocolate all melty and amazing.

And we’ve got this stash of fantasticness at home now!

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Do you go to pumpkin patches?  I love ’em.  I think maybe I’m too old for them now but seriously-caramel apples and cheap squash.  Who can say no?

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10 responses to “The perfect pumpkin

  1. I haven’t been to a pumpkin farm since I was a kid, but now I REALLY want to go to one! Cheap squash and caramel apples are a few reasons why. I spy kabocha squash! Oh, and the corn looks delicious too, as does the humongous cabbage! Yeah, I just want to go for everything 😀

  2. Peanut Butter Bliss

    holy smokes that is one HUGE cabbage!!

    what an adorable pumpkin picture 🙂

  3. I don’t even know where I would find a pumpkin patch around here

  4. How fun! I totally want to go!

  5. Looks like such a fun day! Unfortunately, there are no pumpkin patches where I live in South Florida… instead, they truck in tons of pumpkins and line them up under a tent in parking lots for our own little “pumpkin experience!” 🙂

  6. You’re never too old for a pumpkin patch! That looks like a perfect day.

  7. Wow is that cabbage massive! I have never been to a pumpkin patch, but I totally want to make a point of going. I absolutely LOVE pumpkins and fall in general.

    I have never had such a fancy looking candy apple – yummmmmmmmy!!

  8. the closest thing to a pumpkin patch ive gone to are the ones in the parking lots. lol. ive always wanted to go to a pumpkin farm tho! they look so fun!

  9. looks so fun!! i love pumpkin picking!!! I want to get a few this year and carve out the real pumpkin to eat!! I never had a taste for it until a couple years ago and its sooo good! oh and the roasted seeds!!

  10. Wow that sounds like a perfect day with yummy eats.

    I am dying to go apple picking or to a pumpkin patch this year

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