Pumpkin Patch

One of my favourite things about the Fall is the Pumpkin Patch. You get to pet a few animals, have a hay ride and pick a pumpkin. But my favourite thing is taking great pics of the kids. We have been for the last two years and have some great photos so I was looking forward to updating my collection. This was not my year, the kids did not want to have their pics taken at all. As you will see we did get some OK pics but this was due to the sheer volume I took, a few had to turn out alright. The kids loved the hay ride which was a huge improvement on last year though. But I guess the most important thing of all was getting time together as a family. Sometimes you forget to spend time all together and then you forget how much fun it actually is. Apparately a family “that plays together stays together”.
mum charlie & lola on pumpkin

dad charlie & lola on hay ride

charlie & lola

This is what I am doing with the seeds…………….

Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Submitted by: lauratyler Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Ready In: 2 Hours 20 Minutes
Yields: 6 servings

“Roasted pumpkin seeds are seasoned with a hint of spice and garlic in this easy fall recipe.”


3 cups pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup butter, melted

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon seasoned salt


1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
2. In a medium bowl, mix together the pumpkin seeds, butter, garlic powder, salt and seasoned salt until the pumpkin seeds are evenly coated. Spread in an even layer on a cookie sheet.
3. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes until toasted. Cool completely on the baking sheet, then transfer to a serving dish.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2007 Allrecipes.com Printed from Allrecipes.com 10/28/2007

or maybe this…………..

Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
Submitted by: lotus petal
Rated: 4 out of 5 by 4 members
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 55 Minutes
Yields: 8 servings

“Butter, salt, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and hot sauce are all you need to spice up your pumpkin seed haul from Halloween decorating or any fall cooking involving pumpkins.”


2 cups pumpkin seeds, rinsed

and dried

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon Worcestershire


1 tablespoon brown sugar

2 drops hot pepper sauce


1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a baking pan with aluminum foil.
2. Stir together the pumpkin seeds and butter in a bowl. Add the salt, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and hot pepper sauce; stir. Spread the seeds in a single layer on the baking pan.
3. Bake in preheated oven until crispy, about 45 minutes.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2007 Allrecipes.com Printed from Allrecipes.com 10/28/2007
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now I need to find recipes for the rest of the pumpkin…………..

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  1. Hon, if it’s any consolation you look great!! It’s so hard to get photos of one kid looking in the right direction, and smiling! So to do two is nigh on impossible!! Charlie and Lola look lik they’re having a great time tho and you’re right, family time together is so important. Ella is such a great kid when we’re all together, especially when we’re outside doing stuff. Lew is of course only 3 mths old so easy to please and great all the time!! (trying to make the most of these early months while they last!!)
    Take care hon and keep doing the great job that you are x x x

  2. The weather looks great over there. What a great sunny day to go to the pumpkin patch! It also looks like you had many pumpkins to chose from too.
    What a cool recipe for the seeds from the pumpkins! Thanks for sharing!

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