On Sunday, my grandparents and I headed to Angier to pick up some of the most amazing pumpkins from a very sweet couple, Doug and Freda Johnson, of Johnson’s Pumpkins. And wow, it was such a warm day that we even stopped at Sunny Sky’s for ice cream on the way back to Apex! Um, Caramel Praline… wow.
To celebrate the arrival of beautiful October, I thought I’d share some of my photographs from that fun trip!
I’m a sucker for pumpkins with deep grooves and little stems that twist and turn!
It’s difficult to buy just 1 or 2 when you have a variety of colors to choose from!
Looks like a little grasshopper has claimed this one.
Now there’s a prime example of deep grooves and a twisted stem!
This color reminds me of “Cinderella” pumpkins. I love the grey-green.
Tiny pumpkin warts.
Miniature horses begging for some attention, plus a normal-sized horse!
My grandparents and I, squinting to keep the pesky little bugs out of our eyes!
“Lucky” rolling around, hamming it up for the camera.
Such a perfect little Halloween kitty, huh?
Myself, my grandmother (Mary), Freda, and Freda’s granddaughter Cameron.
I’ll be sharing some snapshots of my at-home pumpkin decorations in a later post, as well as some food posts — we bought pumpkins and butternut squash for roasting!
What is your favorite way to enjoy fall squash? Do you prefer sweet or savory pumpkin / squash dishes? I’ve got a Jose Garces recipe for Cuban butternut squash soup with crab and zucchini that I’m eyeing…
For now, a very happy October to you!