Monday, October 21, 2013

Yee-haw, pumpkin farm!

In my beloved tropical country, pumpkins are not very common. Prior to this weekend, my only reference of the orange vegetable was of Cinderella's carriage. So, when Brian brought up the idea of visiting a farm to pick up some pumpkins for Halloween, I got very excited. 

So very excited because I know that it will offer some great backdrops to shoot photos of my adorable nephew, Ethan!

Little farmer boy among pumpkins bigger and heavier than him

The drive to Schmitt's Farm at Long Island was such a lovely experience. In my opinion, fall is the prettiest time of the year. The trees are filled with warm reds and browns, the wind is cooler, everything is just so perfect, don't you agree?

Once we arrived at the farm, we were greeted with rows and rows of bright, orange pumpkins.

I got a little too excited and decided to hop on one. I think the sale value of my ass-kissed pumpkin dropped. Sorry.

Aside from pumpkin picking, the farm offers other wholesome, family fun-filled activities like a Corn Maze and a huge playground. We didn't attempt the maze though since Ethan's still too small and vulnerable for it. Perhaps when he's a little bigger, we will go back!

There's also a fresh market within the vicinity where you can buy... *drum roll please*... Pumpkins! Aside from pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors, the market also sells fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and halloween decorations. It was such a pretty sight.

Overall, it was a super fun experience. We were able to buy our pumpkins that we plan to carve soon (wait for that post,  it's going to be my first time and hopefully, I will still have 10 fingers) and more importantly, we were able to spend a beautiful Saturday afternoon as a family. 

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