Wemples Pumpkin Patch - Part 2
Back to the pumpkin patch. So, you've all had a sleepless night tossing and turning, wondering if I bought any pumpkins, right? Well, probably not. I didn't even post yesterday's post until most of you were probably snoring in your beds. But let's pretend that you were. So, did I? Buy any pumpkins? Yes, and no. I didn't buy any big pumpkins.
But I bought a whole bunch of these cute little baby bump...er, pumpkins. Aren't they cute! Most aren't more than an inch or two tall.
And I bought a butternut squash. They're tasty baked with a nice rice pilaf stuffing.
And I bought one of these white and gold pinwheel colored ones in the foreground. You can't tell from the perspective, but these are also tiny decorative pumpkins. And I bought one of those orange squash in the background. I know they look like pumpkins, but they're not. They're squash.
I didn't buy any of these gourds. I don't know why, now that I think about it. I think I planned to but I forgot. I really wish I'd remembered to grab that great white ghostie one!
I bought some hubbard squash. These grow to be huge, huge, party sized meal squash. I bought a smaller one. I liked these two together, I didn't buy either of these. They reminded me of a mommy squash and baby squash and I didn't want to split them up.
And I bought some acorn squash, one white one and one green/gold one. And one of those turban squash. They're so fantastical looking!
So, here's my final haul. It might not look like much compared to a wagon full of giant pumpkins, but trust me, it was a lot of squash. These were supersized wagons. And I have to restrain myself a bit as there's only two of us eating squash (Hubby likes it, William does not.)
Aren't these the prettiest wee mums? Such a cheerful, perfect Halloween color. But they weren't for sale, they were planted in the ground near the gift shop. Maybe I can find something similar at the nursery though. Oh, right! You wanna see what I bought in the gift shop? It was such a great find. Check it out on Laume's Studio! Hop on over before I turn you into a frog.
The corn maize and pumpkin fields will have to wait until our return later this month. More fun to share that experience with wacky people, like my family.
Oh, I almost forgot, my Spooky question of the day. I'm looking forward to making all manner of tasty dinners from my locally grown squash. Baked squash, grilled squash, squash soup... who knows what I'll concoct. Do you have any favorite autumn recipes that include squash, or other seasonal foods?