Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Pumpkin picking!

Pumpkin picking!

Pumpkins

On Sunday, we visited Kenyon Hall Farm, which is just over half an hour away from Liverpool on the M62 and is a little farm that we've been going to for a few years now. In the summer, we go strawberry and raspberry picking there, then in the Autumn they open up the pumpkin fields. Unfortunately, this year has been a poor harvest because of bad weather, so we didn't have as much choice as other years. They were all just pretty much average size, rather than some whoppers we've had other years. I am always fond of the little baby pumpkins anyway so I wasn't too bothered. 

Pumpkin picking!

Pumpkins

It was an absolutely gorgeous afternoon after a really cold foggy morning in Liverpool. The farm shop there is really great now too, I could have easily spent so much money on strange vegetables that I don't know what to do with. Also, so many jams and conserves! I definitely recommend Kenyon Hall for a day out in the north west, it's right near the M62 and M6 so easy to get to by car. I'm currently now looking at their Christmas catalogue and getting so excited for pigs in blankets. Meanwhile, I ought to focus on more pertinent tasks like what to carve into my pumpkin! I was thinking maybe an owl? Anyone else have any ideas? 

23 comments:

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  2. Ooh, I love pumpkins & I always wanted to go to a pumpkin patch (they're kind of a rarity around here!). Looks amazing! x

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  3. I carved stars into mine last year & it made pretty light shapes on the wall :) You don't have to carve all the way through either, I just took the skin off in places & it glowed nicely.
    I love pick your own places, definitely something to make time for.

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  4. I really want to go to a Pumpkin Patch. Right after reading this I started searching for one in Staffordshire. I think I've found one I can drag the boyfriend to this weekend.

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  5. I haven't been to a pick your own place since I was little and we went blueberry picking nearby. This sounds like so much fun! I don't drive, but I just checked on Google and it's like five minutes from Newton le Willows train station, so it'd be cheap enough to get a taxi or something from there, if I don't get time to check it out soon, I'm definitely going to have to go for the strawberry and raspberry picking. Have fun carving your pumpkin! xx

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  6. This looks like a lot of fun, I always used to go to PYO places but Haven't been for years, I think I need to go back!

    Maria xxx

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  7. i've never heard of pumpkin picking but thats awesome! and not even far from liverpool. pumpkin soup is the best soup i've ever tasted in my life.

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  8. Oh wow! I would love to go pumpkin/squash picking. Although I wod probably want to take the whole crop home with me. :)

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  9. I'm useless at carving, I'm not creative or neat enough so my brother does ours. He does Nightmare before Christmas ones and all sorts x

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  10. They look cute - love your pumpkin coloured jumper!

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  11. Harvesting must be an absolute delight -I must find some place here in Belgium!
    You are as lovely as ever.




    Giulia @Giules.

    new post on http://giulesss.blogspot.com

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  12. this looks like a grand day out, I've never carved a pumpkin before or made soup or anything but this looks like lots of fun! xx

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  13. Ohhh, how cool but honestly, I got distracted by the idea of pigs and blanket :) yummy

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  14. Loving your mustard jumper, it matches the field perfectly! Pumpkin picking looks like great fun. Looking forward to seeing your carving skills, an owl design would look cute. I usually carve a turnip from my uncle's patch. I'm a traditional Scot and love a neepie lantern!

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  15. you looked gorgeous! That jumper looks perfect with a peter pan collar. And YES! owl pumpkin sounds AWESOME!

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  16. Oh wow - that looks such a lovely way to spend a beautiful autumnal afternoon - and you're coordinated...beautiful jumper. Wish we had something like that around here.

    Nina x

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  17. Aww I've never been pumpkin picking before, it looks so fun! Although I am pretty rubbish at carving pumpkins, Pinterest has been a great source of Halloween ideas this year!
    Rachelle x
    http://inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. I'm glad I've read this, I need to buy a pumpkin! I want to try carving some stars into mine!

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  19. When I first saw these photos I thought, hang on, doesn't she live in England? Doesn't look like here! Your outfit is PERFECT for the occasion, too!

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  20. Wow, this looks like so much fun! I also thought you'd pop off to the states for a holiday for a second! I wish we had a pumpkin farm nearby.

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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  21. It looks like you had a great time! Love the pictures:)
    My blog: www.missiffa.com

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  22. I love Kenyon Hall. Its only ten minutes away from me but I don't go often enough.

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