Monday, September 27, 2010

Pigs, Squash and Pumpkins!

Have I told you all how much I LOVE autumn? Even the rain couldn't put a damper on our trip to Tibbits' Farm - the local squash and pumpkin farm. Quite a few of us braved the weather and were blessed greatly by Mrs. Tibbits herself. She showed us all around the farm. We met the turkeys, chickens, and pigs. I love pigs, always have. I think it was reading Charlotte's Web as a child. Rebekah thought the pigs were the best too. She squealed like a pig when they let her pet them.
Then they even put on a show for us. They pranced, they ran, they even picked up a stick and played a little game of tug-o-war. They were just too cute. I wonder if I could talk my darling husband into a pig for my birthday?
It stared to rain, so the pictures of the fields aren't great. However, the kids did have a wonderful time digging up potatoes, HUGE potatoes. The kids managed to dig up quite a few potatoes, then Mrs. Tibbits showed the kids the old potato picker they use. Old farm machinery is so cool!

The it was back to the farm stand for apple juice and cookies for the children. While the kids ate their snack I got to pick out some beautiful squash and sugar pumpkins to bring home for supper. Oh squash is so yummy and so good for you. And it really is a very frugal dish. Fresh pumpkin pie tutorial coming soon.

Each of the children was blessed to pick out a small pumpkin to take home. Rebekah was so proud of her pumpkin. The girls also picked out a few gourds to decorate our dining table.

What a fun day at the farm. We will need to make another visit for more pumpkin and squash. What is your favorite squash? I'd love for you to share your recipes.


  1. Lovely post, my fav is Autumn too. I do love Acorn squash baked with a bit of butter and brown sugar or baked with maple syrup. Butternut made into a delicious soup too!I make that each Thanksgiving and Christmas over the fire:-)

  2. Wow! You've been busy girl!! It was a fun day at the farm and Sarah did a great job with the camera! Fall is so beautiful here... my favorite too!!

  3. What a fun post! Sounds you are guys had such a good time even in the rain. That's great! I like pigs a lot, too. They are so cute. :-)


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