The rain stopped earlier than what was forecasted on Sunday and it was quite warm so we decided a trip to the pumpkin patch was in order!
Along one of the pathways we came upon this sign:
My kids were all over that and turned picking a cob of corn into their jobs.
Little did I know that they thought their cobs would be popped on site! That sure led to a bit of confusion and they were bummed when the popping instructions said they needed to wait 4 weeks before they could do anything with them. LOL!!
My kidlets had spend some time on the net searching out the perfect pumpkin carving templates so when we arrived they knew the basic shape and size that they needed. Long, but fat. Right. Here’s what they ended up with:
Apparently they’re perfect! I’ll reveal the finished jack o lanterns in my next post! I was more interested in taking picture after picture around the farm than I was picking pumpkins. HA! These are a few of my favourites:
There’s just something about the hues of fall that grab my eye. Bright and subdued all at once. There was also an area where the kids could measure their heights.
I think DS cheated a little by standing on his toes!
Onto a completely different topic now; I’ve been craving barley like a mad person lately, but haven’t had the time to cook any. I finally decided to give it a whirl in my crock pot. I added 1 cup of pearl barley and 3 cups of water as per the package instructions, then set it on low for 3 hours. The results were perfect!
Not mushy, not sticky, still chewy and firm. I had a nice helping at dinner along with some pan seared basa fillets and edamame that I cooked with a small onion, garlic, olive oil, salt & pepper.
Awesome eats right there. I just wish my family thought so! DOH! Other eats have looked like this: Pulled pork with leftover barley and edamame.
Butternut Squash Soup with Mary’s crackers.
Before I sign off , please remember to check in with the Thanks & Giving food drive to see what the food item of the week is!! Also, if you’re participating, let me know how you’re doing so far!
It looks like we’re gonna be getting some BAD weather tonight. They’ve dubbed it a “weather” bomb”. It’s already started to rain and the satellite has gone out so I thought to post now in case I can’t later. Hope you’re all having a great day!
Bye for now!!