There’s nothing like a visit to a pumpkin patch to put you in the right spirit for Halloween. But what will you do with the bulbous beauties the morning after? Read on for some ideas on keeping your pumpkins current after Halloween.
Early October a sweet friend invited us out to her family farm, uniquely & conveniently situated in the center of Seattle.
Her enterprising son has been working all year to create an extraordinary pumpkin patch, curating unusual seeds, caring for the seedlings and cultivating the land with some impressive results.
He experimented with some fun growing techniques, like trying to grow pumpkins in pots (that didn’t turn out so well), carving initials into the flesh and embedding horseshoes into the young pumpkins (#winner).
We walked the pasture, trying to find just the “right” one. The Cinderella pumpkins were so elegant and shapely and brightly colored.
But these monstrous orbs were pretty fetching as well.
When we made our choices he cut them from the vine for us
and loaded them into the horse drawn cart to be taken to the car.
Okay, so maybe we got a little carried away, but can you blame us???
If you got a little carried away at the pumpkin patch and are wondering what to do with your pumpkins, why not stuff them with everything good and pop them in the oven?
|Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good ~ Splendid Market|
or you could gild your gourds for a festive affect.
|Gilded Gords ~ Splendid Market|
|Will you still love me tomorrow?|
Or why not frost them for a cool Christmas display?
|Frosted Pumpkins – Splendid Market|
Happy Halloween dear readers, I hope your day is stuffed with everything good!
Karena Albert says
Lots of pumpkin fun Emily and you made some great choices! I love toasted pumpkin seeds with sea salt as well!!
The Arts by Karena
We went to the pumpkin patch and like you, came home with a few too many and really big ones – they look way smaller in that patch! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass says
Oh my gosh, Emily! The stuffed pumpkin looks amazing! The quilted are gorgeous!
Leave it to you!