Friday, October 8, 2010

Pumpkin Patch 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010
My friend Keri recommended that we try out Trabbic Family Farm this year
It is in Erie Michigan on Sterns Rd

Our favorite pumpkins

Simons Boys

"Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He's gotta pick this one. He's got to. I don't see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there's not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see." ~Linus
Fall is my favorite time of the year...
I love the colors, the smells, the weather, every part of it :D
Jonathan and Maria
Nicholas with a pumpkin almost bigger than he is
My sweet boy
Bittersweet October
The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.
~Carol Bishop Hipps
What are the world's largest fruits?
The largest fruits are giant pumpkins, specially grown and bred for their size. The largest ones can weigh over 1,000 pounds!
Growing giant pumpkins is a fine art, and there are many different ideas about how to do it best. Many growers keep their methods secret. Some use heating cables to protect against cold weather, or special fertilizers for maximum growth.
Giant pumpkin vines are pampered and watched carefully.
People with glass Pumpkins shouldn't throw gourds.

The search for the perfect pumpkin begins
"I had a pumpkin, a big fat Pumpkin
It was growing on a vine.
Then I carved a jack-o'lantern
and it turned out just fine."
A Pumpkin by any other name is still a pumpkin
This is one small step for pumpkins and one giant leap for pumpkin-kind.
Ask not what your Pumpkin can do for you, ask what you can do for your pumpkin!
I'll love you til the end of vine.
I never met a pumpkin I didn't like.
Nicholas climbs through the hay maze
So does Luke
Checking out the chickens

The baby goat was digging Nicholas
Dylan and Kyle checking out the piggies
Nicholas checks out the Percheron horse
He is part Mustang
Pumpkin Express

Nicholas enjoys his Apple Cider Slushie on the Pumpkin Express
Luke was in there too, but he wasn't posing for the pictures

Jonathan waits for the boys to finish up
My farm animals :D
I grow my pumpkins big