Since it is almost Halloween (only a couple more days), I took the opportunity on Saturday to head to Sauvie Island to pick up a pumpkin and get my fill of fall fun.
Sauvie Island is a great place just North of Portland where the Willamette and Columbia rivers meet. It is mostly farmland/wildlife preserve, but filled with lots of fresh produce and fun. I went to The Pumpkin Patch last year and went through the corn maze (the normal one that is built for small children, not the haunted one--I don't do haunted things).
The weather here has been, well, rainy. Dirt + rain=mud. It was extremely muddy this year when we arrived. Good thing I wore boots.
There is a great little indoor barn filled with chickens, ducks, goats, sheep and a variety of other adorable (but smelly) animals.
Of course, the real reason we were there was a to pick out a pumpkin. They had a huge selection, even though it is technically late in the season. A lot of other places looked picked over, but these guys still had plenty in all different sizes.
I may have changed my mind several times. Fortunately, I have some plans for the pumpkins that I will share later this week. Definitely a fun weekend. I highly recommend The Pumpkin Patch for lots of fun and produce. The store there is filled with other good fall food, like squash (more kinds than I can name). If only I had a bigger kitchen.
Have you picked out a pumpkin yet? What are you doing with it?