Pumpkin Picking at Cattows Farm

I am feeling ~allll~ kinds of autumnal right now.

If I’m going to be honest, this is the first year that I feel like I’ve actually appreciated and fully enjoyed Autumn. I’m a little Summer baby, so once the temperature drops, the days shorten and beach days are off the cards, my mood usually drops and I’m a little grump who misses the warm Summer days and prancing about in my bikini. BUT this year, things have been different HALLELUJAH!

I’ve not only fully embraced the cooler evenings, frosty mornings and chunky jumpers.. but I’ve actually enjoyed it. Shock. Choke on your pumpkin spiced latte and splutter it over your new fluffy jumper. You heard right!

So, in true Autumnal/Halloween style, I, my lovely friend Charlotte and Ollie, went pumpkin picking the other day.. and it was the best.

Prior to our pumpkin picking trip we were all pumpkin picking virgins, and excited ones at that. But it was SO much fun, and we shall one hundred million percent be returning next year.

We pulled on our coats and headed off to Cattows Farm, ready to load our wheel barrows FULL of pumpkins.

Fresh Autumn air with a slight chill kissing your bare skin and rosy cheeks, blue skies and October sunshine complementing the scenic view, layers of clothes added in hope to prevent feeling the cool temperature, bright-orange pumpkins dotting the dry field and giggles from eager children being pushed in wheel barrows with their chosen pumpkin proudly sat on their knee.

Could it have been anymore Autumnal?

We ended up picking five pumpkins each – all diverse (no leaving any one out), round and stumpy; tall and slim; cute and tiny; almost perfectly formed and one vertically challenged pumpkin. Although we did pass on those covered in boil-like symptoms (sorry, you weren’t quite cute enough).

If you’ve never been pumpkin picking, you NEED to go. Find your local pumpkin patch, out on your cosiest autumnal outfit and head with some friends.

Admittedly, it’s nothing extravagant, but we spent time outdoors obsessing over pumpkins, having a right giggle and taking lots of piccies, it was simple and lovely and should 100% be on your Autumn bucket list (but quick – time is running out!)

There’s not too much else to say, so here’s some piccies from the day to have a nosy at.

Whether you make pumpkin pie, blend it into a soup, have a cosy pumpkin carving night or simply use them as decorating ..

Go get pumpkin picking!

Love, as always,

Beth xx

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