Monday, 29 October 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Let's be honest. Buying a pumpkin at the local grocery store, or the market, is a lot easier than going out and picking it yourself. But it's not as much fun, is it? For a few years, we've been going to a pumpkin patch out on Notre-Dame-de l'Ile Perrot. We've never had any complaints really, the pumpkins were fine, there is a wagon ride out to the field, and a maze for the kids. But because it's so close to Montreal, it's usually a little crowded.

So, this year we decided to try something new. The Centre d'interpretation de la courge du Qu├ębec is a little further from Montreal, near where we went apple-picking a few weeks ago. The name makes it sound a little dull, but don't let that fool you. We had a fantastic day out.
There was no wagon ride. Instead we grabbed a wheelbarrow, and the kids got to ride that out to the field.
I never realised how serious the business of picking out a pumpkin is.
After picking the pumpkins, the kids played in the treehouse. The tire swing was a big hit.
It was a beautiful afternoon. Now we just have to carve the pumpkins and we'll be all set for Hallowe'en.

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