The Pumpkin Patch

Gorgeous day at Washburn’s Windy Hill Orchard in Greenville, NH.

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The sun was working its way through the clouds which was making the colors pop.  The farm has a 4.5 acre corn maze.  I didn’t partake as it was $4.00 per person and I had just spent $10 on a bag of apples and a bowl of hot apple crisp with ice cream.

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The apples were glorious this year and easy pickings.  If you plan on going into the orchard to pick your own, I suggest caution.  As the apples that have dropped are rotting, they are attracting all sorts of hornets and ground bees.  Additionally, I was a little disappointed to find this particular orchard only offers Macintosh and Cortland, (an offspring of the Macintosh) apples.  While these are good, I would have preferred more variety.

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They had a bumper crop of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes.  I recently made a huge batch of spiced pumpkin soup. Looking at all the varieties for cooking stimulated my inner chef to try more recipes.

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There are some things that just say “Fall” to me, Indian Corn is one. Also known as Calico or Speckled Corn, it is usually just used for decoration. However, the American Indians did grind it down and use it to make flour and cornmeal.

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5 thoughts on “The Pumpkin Patch

  1. What a great way to spend a day. I love honey crisp apples, I’m not sure where to pick them in our area, but they are by far my favorite! I’ve never done a corn maze but I know the kids like them. Love, love, love the picture of the indian corn. Great post!

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