Last Saturday morning I peeled back my bedroom curtains to reveal strong winds, light drizzle and a giant ominous cloud. Not to be deterred, I showered and pulled on my cosiest jumper and hat, for today and me and ma BFF were off PUMPKIN PICKING!!
WHO KNEW HOLDING A MUD STAINED PUMPKIN COULD BE SO MUCH FUN?
Just up the road from me in Aldham, The Pumpkin Patch at Foxes Farm is open throughout October, offering families and basic Insta bitches alike the chance to pick their own pumpkins (and pose for numerous photos, of course).
We pulled up around 11am and the fields were pretty busy despite the rain. After sitting in the car for around 10 minutes (great people watching op) the drizzle started to clear and we jumped out, eager to get our hands on the juiciest pumpkins in town.
There are wheelbarrows for more dedicated pumpkin pickers, but armed with just a camera and warm jackets, we decided we’d wander aimlessly and see what we stumbled upon!
Check out Beth ladies and gents – isn’t she b-e-a-utiful!
Foxes Farm has so many different types of pumpkins, I didn’t even know half of them existed. You can throw pale grey into the mix, and even striped!
It’s free to enter and the pumpkins are really reasonably priced. Even if you don’t buy anything, it’s a nice place to visit and whittle away an hour or two.
As the wind battered my already unsteady eye makeup I posed happily and shamelessly for photos.
After using and abusing every photo op possible, it was time to pick a few winning pumpkins that would look pretty enough to be spewed into all my Instagram flatlays for the month.
I settled on a small white pumpkin – my new fav – a striped one, and two orange ones of different sizes. All for the bargain price of £5!
There’s a little coffee stand at the farm too which is perfect for warming up afterwards. We grabbed a hot beverage and discussed how despite being so clumsy I managed to keep my white jumper free of any mud stains…
I love spending time with my girlfriends, and think it is so important – more about that here.
Have you been pumpkin picking this year?