Gift #697: Pumpkins at Anderson’s Orchard

I’ve been away from the blog for a while – it was a busy week!  I’ve spent every spare moment I can seeking out pumpkins.  Yes, I’ve been romancing the orange magical orbs and loving every minute in their company.  This week I’ll be sharing pictures of fall in Indiana (or more appropriately, pumpkins in Indiana).  I’m delighted to live in a place where pumpkins grow so freely – apple orchards and pumpkin fields dot the landscape around Indy.  The past week I’ve been to orchards and garden centers.  Today’s pictures are from Anderson’s Orchard, which is a great place to visit, especially for families.  They have lots of apple varieties coming in and you can pick your own apples and pumpkins.  The main reason I go is for their apple cider slushies.  Oh yes, nectar of the gods.  They make their cider themselves with their own apples, and each time it’s slightly different because of the mix of apples they have on hand.  It’s my favorite fall drink, hands down.  And it’s perfect this time of year because the days are still warm enough to enjoy a cold drink.

Pumpkins are also in abundance.  They have bins and bins of little pumpkins and gourds, which are my favorites.


And here were some spectacular knucklehead pumpkins.  They look perfect for Halloween.


I walked out with my arms full – a half peck of Jonathan apples for fall baking, my cider slushy, some small pumpkins for my desk at work, and a jar of homemade apple butter for my Halloween knitting swap partner.  I hope that you have enjoyed a peaceful weekend full of beauty.  See you tomorrow for more pumpkin love.


Blessings to you,


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