Sunday, 25 October 2009

Pumpkin hunting on Saturday

This morning we set off for a trip to the dump, and after leaving the parts of the tree that fell last eek in the storm,  we went pumpkin hunting here....




As fast as the pumpkins were unloaded from the trailer, they were being chosen by the crowds of people claiming them for next week's celebration of Hallowe'en.



It is harder than choosing a Christmas tree!  Here are Devon, Fiona and Louise trying to decide.



It can be so hard.....



Eventually we had a wagon full of pumpkins....



Pricing is tricky.  It is done by size,  using this scale...






This one was truly enormous!  and such prize winners cost up to $80!



I found some that looked like Australian pumpkins....



and more...



... but here we are on the way to the car with the wagon full of pumpkins.



And here is Fiona at home with our four specimens....   from the left...  Fiona's, Devon's,  Louise's and my own!

1 comment:

John L said...

A man in Queensland has been growning those pumpkins for halloween. Someone over in Bolivar bought 1000 of them, selling them for $30 each. He sold out quickly. A lady in Adelaide recommended using watermelons for the same thing, they're much cheaper.