It’s almost Halloween!
Growing up we never celebrated the occasion instead my parents would switch all the lights out and we would be as quiet as mice. They of course were hoping nobody would knock at the door – mainly because sweets don’t last in our house. We would have nothing to give the kids!
So you are probably wondering why I am getting excited? Well, my little sister Lily was desperate to celebrate Halloween so last year Chris introduced a new tradition to the Crafter household. It is of course pumpkin carving!
Skip forward a whole year. Oh my goodness where did that year go? And we are approaching carving time. I wanted to make the experience a bit more special this year. Rather than nipping to the local Morrison’s to pick up some pumpkins I persuaded Chris to come pumpkin picking!
We went down to Pumpkin Moon – a local pumpkin field in Sandling near Maidstone. They had planted acres of land with a huge variety of pumpkins and squash. You can see from the pictures that there are plenty of traditional orange pumpkin but they also had; tiny Munchkin, Goosebump and white Snowman.
They had a huge pile of wheelbarrows so I picked a nice bright pink one for Chris and I to take on our little journey. We selected 8 pumpkins altogether on our trip and they are all different sizes. We spoke to the farmer and a lovely lady who gave us some great tips about the health benefits of eating pumpkin and its seeds. I am going to look into some recipes before we use the pumpkins to carve our spooky creations. I think it would feel rather festive to have some pumpkin soup or maybe a slice of pumpkin pie don’t you think?
There is still time to get down to Pumpkin Moon I would 100% recommend picking your own. It was lovely to see so many families spending time together and its a good walk in the fresh air. I will most certainly returning next year. I have decided that Pumpkin picking is now part of the Crafter Halloween tradition.