Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Trip To The Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday I had to run out to the local pumpkin patch to get a small pumpkin for Lauren, my 7 year old. They are going to use them for a craft at school. So, I hopped in my car and thought I would take a few pics on the way.
This is one of the first things I came across on my trip. It is a steam thresher. This is an early version of a combine, which would be used to separate the grain from the unusable parts of the wheat.

This particular piece of equipment has special meaning to me. My grandfather, my dad's father, worked for the maker of this piece of equipment. The Huber Company of Marion, Ohio. So, when I saw this I had to stop and ask if I could take a picture or two.

As I continued on down the road this is what you will see. Oh yes that is bittersweet! She grows her own and not just one vine.......

but two!

So, here we are on the road to the farm market. The trees at the entrance were just spectacular!

Well, here we are! This is one of my very favorite places to go every year. If you look closer at the greenhouse you can see that sadly they did have some damage from hurricane Ike.

They have small pumpkins......

And you can enjoy looking at some of the old time farm equipment.........

And of course they have a werewolf driving a tractor.......

And wagon loads of pumpkins to choose from.......

And here are some gourds that are painted up to look like apples and they really did, too!

Well, that was my quick trip to the pumpkin patch. It is only about two miles or so from my house. It's just one of my favorite little local places and I wanted to share it with all you gals! I hope you enjoyed it!

8 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

I had never heard of bittersweet until I recently started reading the prim blogs. It is very pretty growing there and I bet it is good in arrangements too.

I enjoyed the trip to the pumpkin patch...thanks!☺

Lauren said...

Great pictures...I love that one of the entrance with all the trees. So pretty! Have a great weekend:) <3Lauren

Terry said...

OMG! I haven't been able to find any bittersweet down here at all this year! That is gorgeous! Do they sell it too?
What a fantastic place you have right down the road from you.
I love the old farm equipment.
Nice entrance too!
Terry

Linda said...

I can see why that is a favorite place - it would be for me too!

WOW that savings is incredible! See how much small things add up!!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Looks like a fun place to take kids too1 A local farm has opened a pumpkin patch here and we are taking our grandaughter next weekend. I think I am more excited than she is! We don't celebrate halloween but we love fall, and there will be lots of fun fall activites, like a corn maze and hay ride.

Karen said...

What gorgeous pictures. Fall just has to be the most beautiful time of year.
Wow on the Bittersweet! I don't think I have ever seen it growing - I only see it in the shops.
Karen

Katy said...

Sounds like a GREAT place and i just love all the pics! Wish I could have gone there with you!!

artis1111 said...

Love the pumpkin patch. There is a small one near me. Kathy