Pumpkin Patch

Every fall we make our way to Burt’s Farm in Dawsonville, Georgia. This farm has it all, from hay rides to the biggest pumpkins you’ve ever seen. A visit to this fantastic pumpkin patch is a family tradition.

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Ryan and I even brought Snoopy with us this year so that he could help us find our very own ‘Great Pumpkin’. The pumpkins are huge!

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The hay ride really gets you in the mood, and we could not have had better weather this year. It was just the right temperature with a nice breeze. After the ride, we walked around selecting our favorites. Burt’s offers a variety of pumpkins and even décor in their store. It really is a must visit.

Not only are pumpkins great for fall decorating, but I also enjoy carving my own work of art. Did you know that “jack-o’-lanterns” originated in Ireland? Irish immigrants brought the tradition with them to America. They actually used turnips and potatoes until they discovered pumpkins. The belief was that the lighted “jack-o’-lanterns” would ward off evil spirits. Evil spirits or not, I think it’s a fun way to celebrate the season. I typically carve one or two of our pumpkins the weekend before Halloween. Do you have a fall tradition? Share your traditions, fall favorites, and memories in the comments section below.

 

 

 

 

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