Visiting a pumpkin patch

Happy October! It’s already cold, rainy and windy in my town, the best weather (after snow, of course). I’ve been spending this lovely weather reading witchy books by my window while it rains and drinking lots of hot chocolate.

I started October with one of the best autumnal activities, visiting a pumpkin patch. We drove to a farm thirty minutes away from the city, and it was like stepping into another world. While in the town where I live, people seem unaware that it’s autumn and all the shops are instead displaying Christmas stuff, the farm was full of pumpkins in all sizes and colours, and it was decorated for Halloween.

ghost in pumpkin patch

I loved everything about this visit, the drive up to the farm felt like it belonged in All Too Well, and the pumpkin patch reminded me of all the cosy Halloween films I’ve watched.

Oh, your sweet disposition
And my wide-eyed gaze
We’re singing in the car, getting lost upstate
Autumn leaves falling down like pieces into place
And I can picture it after all these days

All Too Well, Taylor Swift

There were so many different pumpkins! I never knew yellow pumpkins existed. I usually go for orange, dark green and white. My favourites are the tiny white ones, and I call them baby ghost pumpkins, they’re so cute.

We ended up getting a big one to carve, two mid-sized ones to decorate and one baby ghost pumpkin.

pumpkin patch
group of pumpkins

We’re moving into a new place this week, a renovated victorian terraced house, you know, the typical English ones? And I have so many windowsills for my pumpkins to hang out! I’ve been living in tiny studio apartments since I moved to England four years ago, so living in an actual house with space and multiple rooms feels amazing. And just in time for my autumnal decorations.

I’ll leave you with a list of autumn songs I can’t stop listening to:

  • Ivy – Taylor Swift
  • Halloween – Phoebe Bridgers
  • All Too Well (10 Minute Version) – Taylor Swift
  • October Skies – Mumford & Sons
  • We fell in love in october – girl in red
  • Ophelia – The Lumineers
  • The Ghost on the Shore – Lord Huron

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