I had another post in the Drafts section that I haven’t completed yet, a re-cap about our trip to Mexico and a Pumpkin Tart recipe from Thanksgiving, which seems like it was forever ago now. But, I just had to post this before Halloween! Adam and I went to our local pumpkin patch yesterday. It’s the second year we’re celebrating Halloween together, and the second year we visited this particular farm. It’s the Westham Island Herb Farm, nestled between Ladner and Richmond. You have to go over a single lane bridge to cross over to it, and it’s the cutest little farming area.
Every year they open their pumpkin patch, along with a herb farm where you can purchase their local produce, veggies, fruits. etc. Aren’t those Artichoke Blooms gorgeous? I should have bought some, but I’m not sure what I would have done with them. The colours were just so vivid. The people who work there also carve a ton of pumpkins themselves and put them on displayed along with barrels of hay, and scarecrows, and the area is all decorated in Halloween decor. It’s a great place to take children so they can find their own Great Pumpkin. While we were there lots of families were bringing first-timers to the patch, and capturing the moment on camera to enjoy later. I really don’t think you can ever outgrow a visit to the pumpkin patch.
Adam was meeting me on the way home from work, as he is an Electrician, he was wearing his coveralls, and looked funny walking around the farm, because it looked like he could work there! Haha. I was at the school volunteering in Tsawwassen, so we decided to meet at the farm as it was only open until 5 pm, so coming home and then going back out again would have taken too long. Adam was coming from Richmond, and luckily left right before the plane crash that occured, as he was right near YVR.
It was pretty cool out, but still sunny. Perfect combination for pumpkin-patching.
We scoured the fields for our perfect pumpkin picks. I like the smaller ones. We found a peanut shaped pumpkin, I’ll have to post a picture later, and he will be turned into ‘Mr. Peanut’ from Planters Peanuts. You know the one I mean, with the spectacles. We got 8 pumpkins I believe, at .30 cents a pound, plus some Gala apples from their farm, all for $23.
We’re supposed to go to a friends tonight for a pumpkin carving/halloween party but we have yet to figure out a costume. Being away for a week, and catching up on school work has taken over my life. Per ususal. So we’ll see what happens! Are you dressing up this year?? What are your ideas? Did you visit a pumpkin patch!?? It’s a tradition I will continue to experience, no matter how old we get!
If you live in the lower mainland area, I would definitely suggest stopping by Westham Island in Ladner, and