summer time

Monday, October 29, 2012

the pumpkin patch barn







While driving in Carleton County a few weeks ago
we saw some beautiful scenery and farms.  We came across
this barn and small field of pumpkins.




These orange gourds were all picked and just laying in the field.



I have never been to a pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin.
Have you?




I usually buy mine at a market or grocery store.

I'm linking with Barn Charm.

Regarding Hurricane Sandy ~
We are experiencing gusty winds here so far but the rains will arrive through the night and for the next 2 days (only about 30 mm are forecasted now, thankfully).  
I know it will be a lot worse for those directly in the storm's path and I am praying people will be smart and stay safe.
Take care and God Bless!

Blessings to you,


Pamela




48 comments:

  1. I loved thos photos! I hope the storm will not cause damage to your part of the country.

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  2. Pamela, what fun we used to have when our grandson was small going to the fields and picking out a pumpkin. Those days are gone but the memories are great. I hope that eveyone will be safe and that this horrible storm soon passes..Happy Monday..Judy

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  3. That's really cool with the pumpkins in the foreground! An excellent fall barn scene! Going to orchards to pick pumpkins is popular here. A lot of people take their kids so the little ones can choose a pumpkin right out of the field.

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  4. Yes, I have been to a pumpkin patch and it was a lot of fun to take a hayride down to the lower fields where the pumpkins grew. We have a couple of farms that have a big pumpkin business and make it a Kiddy Punderland of sorts.

    I didn't take nice photos like yours, though. That was back before we had a clue what digital cameras were.

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  5. I would love to have countryside nearby as you do. Such interesting pictures with all the pumpkins! And the lovely barn. Nice!

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  6. Charming pumpkin patch setting! I usually purchase from the Farmer's market. I used io go to the pumpkin patch with the grandchildren during school volunteer days. Corn maze is fun too!

    Be safe the next few days . . ., 25-30 foot waves predicted for our Western Shores of Lake Michigan . . .

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  7. Great shots Pamela. I had good intentions of getting upriver for a nice drive, thru Carleton Co. and to do photos of the Hartland bridge.. it never happened... too late now.. :( I'll just enjoy your photos instead!! :)
    Are you all hunkered down and ready for the storm?

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  8. These would make lovely cards, Pam...
    Praying all will be safe.. xo

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  9. We have decided to carve one of our squash this year since we have so many to choose from. we grew pumpkins in the Okanagan but have never had much luck here so store-bought is usually the only choice. Does your daughter still live in Alberta? If you would be driving north from Edmonton you would be passing by just 30 minutes away but i'm sure you must fly directly to see her. If you're ever driving though please stop by for a visit - in the meantime - thanks for the virtual visit today!

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  10. This year I had the best crop of pumpkins ever! I hardly know what to do with them all. So far I've been using them for decorating but I'm going to try roasting them and making soup. Usually I use buttercup squash but I'd like to give the pumpkins a try.

    The wind is really picking up over here. Hopefully won't have too much rain - we had a flood in our basement during the big storm in Sept. I wouldn't want that to happen again!

    Stay warm and dry!

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  11. Love your pictures today - very pretty scene. We have lots of pumpkin fields around here and we used to go with the kids to get pumpkins.
    Stay safe!

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  12. What a beautiful scene and wonderful photo! I love the barn and the pumpkins really make it special. We always go to a pumpkin patch in the Fall to get pumpkins. It's fun to pick just the right one...or an unusual one. Sweet hugs!

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  13. What a pretty pumpkin patch with the pumpkin colored trees in it, too. :)

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  14. A nice autumn image of pumpkins in a field Pamela. We have gone to a patch before with grands so they could pick their own pumpkin. If I recall, the vines were already cut so that the stem was withered and hardened. It reminded me of going out for a Christmas tree - they wanted this one, then another one and finally settled on the biggest ones they could find.
    Judith

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  15. Beautiful colors - so charming! I just love those pumpkins in the foreground.

    Many of us are without power here in Mass. (Trying to participate on my cell). Winds are crazy, but all is well so far. Stay safe!

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  16. Hope you don't get too much rain! I love the pics of the barn and the pumpkin patch. I've picked pumpkins out of a patch a few times. I love to see them all in the field!

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  17. Besides the barn, I love all those pumpkins.

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  18. Love this little barn with the fall foliage and the pumpkins on the ground!

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  19. I have never been to a pumpkin patch...but what a beautiful picture they make!1

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  20. Love the images! I too have admired the pumkins along the farmlands while driving the country roads. We are getting strong wind gusts due to Sandy!!

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  21. You found the perfect shot for the season! Love these shots!

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  22. I enjoy seeing the pumpkins in the fields this time of year. I do hope Sandy passes you by.

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  23. We went to a pumpkin patch when our daughter was small. It was so much more warmer than a trip to the Christmas Tree farm!

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  24. I confess, I have only ever bought pumpkins from the supermarket. I don't even know if we have pumpkin patches here, I have never seen them advertised. Your pictures are beautiful; I love the rich colours of autumn.
    I hope you stay safe in your area. The pictures on the news are terrifying.

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  25. Used to take our boys to a local pumpkin patch every year - such fun! I didn't buy a pumpkin this year -- so expensive. I plan to plant some seeds next year.

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  26. do be safe with the storm. lots of rain & wind here. no power loss as of yet. fingers crossed. (:

    beautiful scenes ...i have yet to get a pumpkin. not sure if i have bought one ever since i got married. need to do that. usually just get mums. i will look into that. ha. ha!!

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  27. This is just perfect, Pamela. The perfect fall scene.

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  28. Hello Pamela, love the pumpkin patch photos. We normally grow a few pumpkins for ourselves but failed to do so this year. They do take up a lot of room, but then, I have the room to spare. I vow next year to get on the ball and plant some again.

    I'm hoping the hurricane will lose strength and fade away.....my prayers go out to all those in the path.

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  29. I hope that the storm doesn't do too much damage to your place, and that your electricity remains faithfully on.

    I used to go to the pumpkin patch with my Niece and Nephew...

    Jen

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  30. The orange pumpkins add such a splash of colour to your photos. Love it!

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  31. Hi Pam. What a beautiful snap of the olden barn and the pumpkin patch. No, I've never picked a pumpkin. The only pumpkin patches I've been to are 'brought in pumpkins' and mostly at Methodist churches. One down the road from us has there pumpkin patch now where you can buy your pumpkins and moms and dads poke their little kiddoes among them and snap their pictures.
    You stay safe. I did hear the storm was heading your way.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  32. Lovely scene! I love seeing all the pumpkins next to the barn.

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  33. Hi Pamela,
    What a lovely fall photo! Yes, we have a farm just up the road from us that sells corn and pumpkins in the fall. They go all out at Halloween, even have a haunted barn and a little boo barn for the school age children. A few of the farmers in the area have had to supplement their income by becoming tourist destinations. And they are doing very well with it. Stay warm and cozy!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  34. Nope...never been to one, but we pass a couple on our drive to the cottage...
    I always want to hop out....and grab one!!!
    But...my boyfriend won't let me!! hahaha...

    No damage here...just a good soaking...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  35. We picked pumpkins in an actual patch the past couple of years. I think it is such fun. Your pictures are beautiful! The pumpkins in front of the barn are so special. I absolutely adore these pictures!

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  36. Around our home we have all kinds of pumpkin fields. Your images are wonderful... magazine worthy!

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  37. Your pumpkin photos are cute. We visited great pumpkin patches in Virginia--and picked some then. Much fun. :)

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  38. Great shots of the pumpkin patch. As youngsters we would always grow our own pumpkins (we lived on an acreage and each had our own garden plot). I haven't grown pumpkins for many years - just buy them at the store - but I'd love to grow one of those mammoth 1,00 pounders !

    Hope Sandy didn't bring too much bad weather your way.

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  39. I've visited the pumpkin patch with my grands...and we have grown some of our own in the garden as well. But this year, I picked one up at the produce stand. Hope all is well at your place...in the aftermath of the storm.

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  40. I usually only buy a small piece of pumpkin as I am the only one who eats it here.
    Merle....

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  41. Hi Pam,
    I hope you stay safe and had not too much wind and rain. I have been here in Germany to such pumpkin picking places. The pumpkins there are very cheap and the have a great range of varities. I especially lofe the Hokaido pumpkins. They are small enough for a normal portion and one can eat the roasted skin also. And my little rabbit gets exited about the seeds. The photos with the colored leaves and the pumpkins are wonderful. Thank you for this little trip and for your sweet comment on my blog.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  42. We usually buy our pumpkins at roadside stands as there are a few very close to home. There sure are a lot of pumpkins in that small waiting to be chosen by happy children.

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  43. A fine series of on the pumpkin growing. I've done with friends to find and pick pumpkins in the field, It turned into quite a process and wasn't easy...the kids kept changing their minds as to which pumpkins they wanted.

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  44. One of the reasons I love fall is the pumpkin patch and kids wandering in the fields of pumpkins. Nice photo of the barn and pumpkin patch. We have a farmer up the road who always grows pumpkins, puts about 400 to 900 out over the last two weeks of October and yesterday when I drove by there were two lonely pumpkins there under the sign that reads pay here. I too have been watching and praying, can only hope that people are safe, they are devastated from Sandy but safe that it is over.

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  45. I SO miss the country. Your photos are AWESOME. Makes me wish I could take a drive like that. I did enjoy seeing the pumpkins scattered on the ground. Very festive this time of year. I DO MISS THE COUNTRY! Your barn charms are always great.
    Hugs,
    Brenda

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  46. Love this... I love going to the local farms in the fall...

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  47. Nope, never been to a punkin patch to pick em, but I know where one is in this area. LoL!

    The barn & patch is great & I'm glad you got a few shots & shared them w/ us =)

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