Sunday, 9 October 2011

Pumpkin Patch

Down on the allotment we've started clearing the raised beds before winter sets in.  There's still plenty to harvest though and yesterday I enjoyed collecting the squashes and pumpkins on our pumpkin patch. After the spell of sunny weather the pumpkins have turned from green to vibrant orange.

I enjoyed my break from the back-breaking digging to arrange them all in a pile. Quite a collection isn't it?  Those pumpkins are destined to become pumpkin pies.  Mmmmmmm! We love a good pumpkin pie in this household.
I'm particularly looking forward to trying these Turk's turban squashes. They look so attractive and you can see how they got their name! Anyone got any recipe ideas?


  1. No recipe ideas from me I'm afraid.

    Pumpkins and squash are relatively new to Ireland
    and would you believe it but I have never tasted a pumpkin pie or squash soup!!

    Love the photos.

    Can't wait until they are in our supermarkets
    but until then will have to make do with my plastic ones!!!

    Happy Sunday

    x Fiona

  2. Wow that's quite a collection of pumpkins and squashes. Great harvest and photos.

  3. Gosh! they are impressive, how wonderful to have grown them yourself:-)

  4. What a beautiful collection of pumpkins! I saw in a magazine that a pumpkin can be cut in half and filled with autumn foliage and berries - fabulous!
    Your surprise anniversary treat looked like a great adventure!

  5. Oh my Gosh! now I've found You!! I love your anniversary weekend!! What a fun fun time...The dear little stove...and then an outdoor oven...My cook woodfired pizza and bread outside!! Thank you so for popping by my little cottage and now I think I am long long overdue for a post!! So I better get to it!!