Our First Visit To A Pumpkin Patch

A sign at the pumpkin patch in Milton Keynes

The Pumpkin Patch

my sons chosen pumpkin
my sons chosen pumpkin

It’s October, and my son had one wish this autumn holiday. He wanted to visit a pumpkin patch, so we did. We travelled close by to the Pumpkin Patch in Milton Keynes at Mount Mill Farm.

My boyfriend wore his wellies, prepared for the occasion. I, however, wore my black trainers.

Although I did not have my wellies on, I did wear my pumpkin top, especially for the pumpkin picking occasion.

my pumpkin design on my jumper
My Pumpkin Top

My son had a thorough look around the pumpkin patch, trying to find the best pumpkin in Milton Keynes.

pumpkin patch
me and my son at the pumpkin patch

He found the perfect pumpkin for him.

chosen pumpkin, pumpkin
my sons chosen pumpkin

The following day, my son and I sat down with our carving kit and bowl at the ready. I cut around the top of the pumpkin while my son scooped out the pumpkin seeds.

My son finished carving the pumpkin and placed an LED tealight inside.

carved pumpkin face
carved pumpkin face

My son’s petrifying pumpkin:

scary pumpkin
scary pumpkin

Pumpkin Soup

We used the pumpkin for our soup, which my son kindly helped me make.

The ingredients for our soup included:

  • Pumpkin
  • 1 baking potato (chopped into chunks)
potato chunks
potato chunks
  • Sweetcorn and a handful of thyme (3 sprigs)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (chopped) and 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • Chicken Stock (I estimated how much liquid we put in)
  • 1tsp Paprika
  • 1tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 150ml double cream
  • Salt, for seasoning

(I added a hint of chilli powder into my soup portion just for extra heat).

We served our soup with a side of garlic dough balls.

garlic dough balls
garlic dough balls

Shown below, our tasty pumpkin, sweetcorn and potato soup!

Homemade pumpkin soup
Pumpkin, Sweetcorn and Potato Soup

*This blog is based on personal experience from our visit to a Pumpkin Patch. I received no money or other commission for this post.

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