Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pumpkin Patch - No Pumpkins

This weekend we took the kids to the Lemos Farm Pumpkin Patch in Half Moon Bay. Last year we took them to a pumpkin patch closer to home but we waited until the week of Halloween so only ugly stomped-on pumpkins were left. We thought we'd take them to a "cooler" pumpkin patch and earlier in the month so they could have their choice of pumpkins.

It took almost 2 hours to get there (it took over an hour to travel about 15 miles because of the traffic going in) but they had hay rides, a haunted house, pony rides, petting zoo, and a train ride there. In our excitement to take in all the fun... WE FORGOT TO BUY PUMPKINS.

So... off to the grocery store I go.


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Roberthussy said...

Pumpkins are a warm-season vegetable that can be grown throughout much of the United States. They require a fairly long period (3 - 4 months) of hot weather and can not tolerate any frost. Besides being used as Halloween jack-o'-lanterns, pumpkins are used to make pumpkin pies, soup, bread, butter, custard, and even cookies.