Last weekend we went to the Great Pumpkin patch. At least that’s what I told my kids it was.
“Every year Linus writes to the Great Pumpkin. And every year he waits in the most sincere pumpkin patch he can find, hoping to see his mysterious hero.” It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz
I never went to a pumpkin patch as a child. I always wanted to visit one. I was like Linus in Charlie Brown hoping to see the ‘Great Pumpkin.’ Now I’ve grown up and finally gone but not with Snoopy like in my early dreams. My childhood security ‘blanket ‘ was a Snoopy dog rather than a teddy bear. And it had a neck that flopped from so many years of hugs. Thank you oh Great Pumpkin for reminding me of my long lost friend!
My son thought he had found his ‘Great’ one as soon as we entered the Great Pumpkin patch. It stayed behind. Phew. Grin. The patch was a field of ‘Squash Allsorts.’ My kids walked up and down its lanes searching and searching. Wrong shape. Not ready. Too average. Not cute.
And then amongst them my two found their two. And then another tiny two. They’ve carried these minis around with them all week as if they were special pets.
We couldn’t miss the apple orchard across the lane from the Great Pumpkin patch. We filled a bag weighing twenty pounds with apples sweet and tart of every hue.
But we decided to skip getting lost in the corn maze bordering the patch. If the sun had been out, rather than hovering dark clouds and flocks of black birds, we might have ventured in. Who knows, maybe the Great Pumpkin was hiding within?
I’m sorry Snoopy but it was worth the wait for me to finally make it with my family. And the Great Pumpkin Patch did show up and grant my kids their wishes: a witch’s cat and a toothy goblin for Halloween.
We went to a pumpkin patch near Watermill – and just nearby was an apple picking farm. There’s a list of pumpkin farms in the Hamptons in this article. And you can go apple picking at this farm, also in Watermill. Of course they’re only open in the Fall season.
18 thoughts on “The Great Pumpkin patch”
I really wanted to take my two to a pumpkin patch but we don’t have any local ones, it looks like so much fun! Love your photos, and your massive collection of apples 🙂
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There are so many patches where we live now in the US we weren’t sure where to choose at first.
What a magical place to visit at this time of year.
Every year I see photos and think we should go and still haven’t. We need to carve our pumpkins still and yours look fab!
Carving was fun teamwork. The kids told me what they wanted. I did various sketches until they approved and then hubby carved!
That’s quite an impressive pair of pumpkins you’ve got there, I love the fact they’re so big they needed a trailer!
Luckily we managed to convince my son that the enormous ones were way too big!
Oh my! A pumpkin patch pick-your-own is a something I’d love to do. You picked a lovely day for it too.
Thanks – it was great fun to do with the kids.
Fabulous! We’ve done the apple picking but haven’t done a proper pumpkin patch yet 🙂 Great job on the carving!
I thought we should take advantage of going to a pumpkin patch while we’re here in the States – something I’d always wanted to do – plus fun for the kids 🙂
I wish we had Pumpkin Patches, how great to select your own. I like the cat design as well – very creative. Thanks for linking up and sharing your childhood memories with Country Kids.
My daughter asked for a cat so I had fun coming up with the design. My son wanted lots of teeth and for it to look scary.
Looks like you found a truly amazing patch to go to. Such a great variety of pumpkins and other veggies/fruits. Fun! I loe your carvings 🙂
It’s a good local one but some of the pumpkin patches in US have hayrides and masses of games for kids.
ooh i love these shots, wish we had something similar. your carvings are so good!!
Some great photos and what amazing pumpkins!
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