Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Picking the Perfect Pumpkin

Over the weekend, Anthony and left the city and drove to a local farm for pumpkin picking, cider, doughnuts, and other lovely goods. Each year, we make sure to spend the day at one of the  local apple orchards picking apples, enjoying the outdoors, and supporting local farmers. It's one of the days I look forward to all year, and is always a good time! 

Unfortunately, Michigan has had some odd (but relatively normal for michigan) weather. While today was beautiful for our adventure, the season hasn't been kind to the crops. Many apple orchards are closed for U-pick this year because of a misplaced frost. However, even some of those that have closed and are still selling surviving apples, other crops, or goods they produce. The farm we visited wasn't hit hard, and was still open for pumpkin and apple picking. They also had baked goods, honey, fruit butters, flowers, games, and rides for children. We also picked up cider and donuts to take home... as a reminder of a great day, of course. Will you check out your local farms this fall? It's a great way to get outside and enjoy the fall weather while supporting local business! 

Don't know where to go? Check out:
Local Harvest

What is your favorite fall activity?


  1. I LOVE autumn and your pumpkin looks great! Have a wonderful day. xoxo

    1. Thanks Diana! It's turning out to be a great autumn here!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day - I'm so glad you dropped a line so I could check your stuff out. I'm pretty much in love already - GREAT cover photo and title. I'm a new follower for sure. :) Favorite fall activity? On the mainland it's hayrack rides and bonfires, and wearing fall clothes. Here in Hawaii... it's more subtle. Feeling the crisp, cool magic in the air and appreciating mother nature for being so amazing.

    1. Thank you so much! Oh, bonfires are a perfect fall activity :)

  3. Another reason why I love autumn. Awesome post and pictures. :)

    1. Autumn does make for some beautiful photos!

  4. I NEED to take Jax pumpkin picking! This looks so fun. I have been meaning to take him and keep putting it off, and I know Saturday will be crazy, so it's my goal to take him Friday. Looks like you had lots of fun! Love the pics! :)

    1. It's such a great fall trip, I'm sure he'll love it. Can't wait for pictures!

  5. Haven't done this in so long, great pictures !

    Breakfast at Cindi’s

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  7. i like your blog! i wish i could go pumpkin picking -- this is a fall experience i've always wanted to try. It's not the same in Hawaii when you're in shorts and a tanktop doing this -__- hahaha, but anywho! sounds like you had a great time!

  8. i loooove pumpkin patches! Halloween would definitely not be the same without that whole experience. You have an adorable blog :]


    ps. I'm 99% positive we have matching sunglasses - which is neat!

  9. I think you picked a good one there!

    Much love - Happy Halloween

  10. We've gone a to an orchard this year and that is my favorite because of childhood memories. That being said, Georgia's weather is weird in that it was still 85 degrees during the day until a few days ago.