I love that there are little patches of awesomeness scattered all over this little valley of ours. You just have to get out there, talk to people and go find them. We were lucky enough the first year we moved to the Okanagan to have some fantastic tour guides who were always up for an adventure and appreciated the thrill of sharing new places with us. One of the most memorable places being the Pumpkin Patch in Armstrong. We have lived here for almost 10 years now and have never missed a year without a trip to this place.
Last week I managed to sneak an early peek at the patch the day after opening, I was in need of some spaghetti squash and the prices are definitely right at the Pumpkin patch. $1 per squash sure beats out Superstore prices any day.
The property is pet friendly, kid friendly....and it even supplies a porta potty for, well.....you know.
There are squashes and pumpkins of all shapes, varieties and sizes. Ornamental corn and free corn stalks for decorating the abode for thanksgiving and halloween.
I plan to take the kids to get their pumpkins for jack o lanterns soon, its a little early yet.
Stay tuned for pictures to come!!!!!!
As you can see, between three ladies we went a little hog wild with the squash. But there are plans for coconut butternut soup, spaghetti squash casserole and much, much more. I thought we showed great restraint at the time....thats a lot of squash!!! But I know I will be back for more before long.
There really isn't much to complain about as far as the scenery goes, there were no crowds to deal with. No impulse purchases (aside from the excessive amount of squash), no rides to tempt your children into throwing a tantrum if they don't get one. Just plain old pumpkin hunting fun.
We really could not have picked a more beautiful day.
So with the minivan loaded up full of squash, ladies and kids we follow the pumpkin lined road back out through the field. Its almost like following the yellow brick road, but prettier.
The owners operate on an honour system here. You simply pull up to their wonderfully decorated house, ring the door bell and hand them your cash.
Head back onto St Annes road through more pumpkins.
And say bye until next year.....or next week, because we all know that you can never have enough pumpkin!!!!!