Pumpkin patch in the city

I’ve been somewhat obsessed enamored with “blue” pumpkins this year (like this Pin from French Country Cottage) but until recently had not really found anyplace local to buy them. Then over this past weekend I was driving to Walmart and happened to catch sight of THIS… almost missed it as I whizzed by:

Des Moines, Iowa Pumpkin Patch | Vintage Floral Cottage

Now that is a city-fied pumpkin patch if I have ever seen one! About a half-acre covered with harvested pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, straw bales, dried corn stalks, and other natural Autumn items! Just look at all this loveliness!

Des Moines, Iowa Pumpkin Patch | Vintage Floral Cottage

Des Moines, Iowa Pumpkin Patch | Vintage Floral Cottage

Des Moines, Iowa Pumpkin Patch | Vintage Floral Cottage

Des Moines, Iowa Pumpkin Patch | Vintage Floral Cottage

Des Moines, Iowa Pumpkin Patch | Vintage Floral Cottage

 

 

 

 

I picked up two pumpkins for carving, a few small white pumpkins (because I am ALSO in love with those!), a few gourds, and of course my blue prize:

 

Des Moines, Iowa Pumpkin Patch | Vintage Floral Cottage

And took them all home and arranged them on the porch (okay the Indian Corn was kind of an after-thought – LOL):

Des Moines, Iowa Pumpkin Patch | Vintage Floral Cottage

 

I will be ready for trick-or-treaters on Friday night!

Do you have trick-or-treating (or Beggar’s Night) where you live? One thing that seems to be unique here in Des Moines is that the kids must tell a joke or riddle to get their treat. So here is my riddle for this year, in case I have a chance to get a treat:

What is the difference between a hippo and a Zippo?
Well, one’s pretty heavy and the other is a little lighter. 

GET IT?? A LITTLE LIGHTER… a-hahahahaha!!!

*sigh*

 

 

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