Monday, October 22, 2012

Pumpkin extravaganza

In the past couple of weeks I have been seeing some awesome photos popping up of other bloggers visiting pumpkin patches all over the country. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think that pumpkin patches exist in Australia (not like here anyway) and we never came across any in Holland either. Yesterday we headed down to Uesugi Farms for our first experience - it was the theme park of pumpkin patches! I had imagined some pumpkins on a vine in a field, perhaps a hay ride or two, but instead it was a pumpkin extravaganza.

We walked in from the carpark to hear loud popping noises - yep, that would be mini pumpkins being shot out of a cannon by knee high children standing on a hay bale... aka the 'pumpkin blaster', I didn't get a photo but it was kinda cool!!!

We moved on from the loud pumpkin blasting to take a stroll through the pumpkin patch...





Discovered some weird varieties of corn...



And some unusual pumpkins - I grew up on just butternut & kent, available year round. Things here are a little different because pumpkin really does seem to be seasonal and there are so many varieties.




Not to mention sizes - from teeny tiny...


... to HUGE!!! That's like, an 800kg pumpkin. 


There were miniature train rides...


And a few other attractions we chose to forgo - well, except for the corn maze!!! We've been to Tazmazia, but I think that's the limit of my maze experiences. This was a maze cut into a giant corn field, Mitch kept referring to a Simpsons episode (ugh) and I kept thinking of that Mel Gibson alien movie, set on a corn field.


Well, we didn't have to eat our way out and we certainly didn't stumble across any crop circles - but it was still lots of fun!

I think I love fall - the apples, the pumpkins, the decorations, the candy overload. It was stinking hot out there though - nothing like the freezing cold Octobers we used to experience in Holland, but I'm looking forward to when we are back to boots weather again.

3 comments:

  1. LU!! I love these pumpkin patch photos! Truly American :) I love your online store too! The croc is such a cute one!! I have a great book out of the library I will have to show you on skype by Wee Wonderfuls blog - gorgeous softies too!

    Much love, Martine

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  2. omg these picture are so so so adorable... i'm so sad i can't go to a pumpkin patch in korea T.T

    also... that is a GIANT pumpkin you are sitting on! And omg, you have a beautiful baby :)

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  3. happy sparrow - thanks tia!!!! I'd love to have a look!

    livlovelaugh - it sure was a giant pumpkin, I had no idea they could grow that big!!! If you ever get the chance to go to a pumpkin patch elsewhere, I'd highly recommend it - lots of fun! :)

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