Pumpkin Love:: A day at the Pumpkin Patch and my favorite Pumpkin Books

Have I mentioned I love pumpkins?

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On my front porch

I’m a just a little bit obsessed with pumpkins.

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Last year’s pumpkins. Six, perfect little pumpkins.

This year my little backyard pumpkin patch only produced 2 pumpkins. Not like last year’s crop. I was a little disappointed; but there was one pumpkin for each of my little pumpkins, so it worked out.

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I was in my seventh heaven last week when we took a family trip to the pumpkin patch. This pumpkin patch is amazing. We went on a weekday so it was really quiet.

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Muscles!

Muscles!

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On the weekends they have more going on. At one point, we were the only ones there. It was peaceful. The sky was beautiful and gray. It even started to sprinkle for just a bit. Just enough to give the air that rain smell.

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My sweet girl.

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This pumpkin patch is the real deal. No jump houses or hoopla. Just pumpkins.

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Check out this guy!

Check out this guy!

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To make the day even more perfect, we stopped for Starbucks coffee on the way home and sourdough bread from Boudin to go with lunch.

We will probably head back to the Mulerath Pumpkin Ranch one more time this month. You see, my October isn’t complete unless I take multiple trips to the pumpkin patch. Yup, just a little obsessed.

 

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And of course you have to break out the pumpkin books. Most of these I used while I was teaching. They’ve been great to use with my kids at home.

Favorite Pumpkin books

From Seed to Pumpkin  by  Wendy Pfeffer

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?  by  Margaret McNamara

Pumpkin Circle  by  George Levenson

Pumpkin Jack  by  Will Hubbell

 

 

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