The Pumpkin Patch

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Portland has quite a few pumpkin patches nearby. Many of them with hayrides and (haunted) corn mazes, and plenty of hot cider and kettle corn.

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Usually, they’re not in season until we start to see rain, and they can get kind of mucky. I happened to go after a particularly rainy week; there was plenty of mud, and subsequent mold, to be found.

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This particular patch was quite busy on a Saturday morning, with a lot of enthusiastic hunters out in search of the perfect pumpkin.

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After rolling over a lot of too big and too gnarled pumpkins, I found just the one: small, round, and ideal for not carving. I love carving pumpkins, but I love not carving them just as much.

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Right now, this guy is on display with some other wild-looking gourds, keeping our table company through fall.

October 31, 2014 by Cait Lamborne
Tags: Portland
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