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The farms are officially open for pumpkin picking. Last weekend, Bill and I decided to go out for a drive and visit the nearby farms to see what they have for us this year. The kids had other plans and wanted to stay home and rest. They will probably go with me at a later date to get their carving pumpkins. It worked out great for us to have some time together on a little excursion even if it was just out looking for pumpkins. We had country music playing on the radio as we talked and had great conversations about things. When we arrived at the farm, it was still early in the morning and the fields had not been disturbed. I could see the different colors scattered throughout the fields, and of course my eyes went directly to where the blue, gray, and white pumpkins were growing. We had the whole field to ourselves. Each pumpkin was just as beautiful as the next one. I had the hardest time deciding which one to pick. We walked through the fields and wondered back and forth many times. After two hours, our wheelbarrow was full. It was a successful trip. We came home with over 150 pounds of pumpkins in the back of the truck. They were cleaned and trimmed of extra vines and leaves before I placed them inside the house.
Bill out in the pumpkin patch.
The first official pumpkin.
These gourds will be a great addition to pumpkins.
When it comes to decorating for the fall season, I wanted to keep it simple and neutral with a splash of orange and red colors. With that in mind, I started with an easy display of a few gray and white pumpkins placed in a large pedestal bowl filled with natural wood excelsior. By elevating the pumpkins, that little bit of height helped to bring the attention and focus on them. That became the starting point for the rest of my decorations. Similar pumpkin colors were kept together for a monochromatic look and while others were placed with the existing decor in the house. As the season moves on, additional decorations such as fresh greenery and flowers will be added to the displays.
A custom handcrafted card by Pam Hammering at Paper and Mallet.
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Posted by Kay
Kay I’ve been waiting patiently and you haven’t disappointed me! Once again we’ve joined you on an adventure I now want to take myself .the pumpkins in this field are an unexpected delight! Can’t wait to get in my car and try to find the very field you’ve presented. What a lovely way to transition to Fall
Thank you Ruthie for being patient with me and always giving me encouragement! I am in the process of putting together a blog post that I think you will like….you will have to wait just a little longer.