Monday, November 19, 2012

REMINISCING HALLOWEEN IN CINCINNATI

I was going over my iPhoto library and found some old pictures which I scanned sometime ago.

I was actually thinking of Thanksgiving in the US but instead, I found Halloween... a bit too late, though!

I just want to share some pictures with the pumpkins...
What is a pumpkin?
From Wikipedia, pumpkin is a gourd-like squash of the genus Cucurbita and the family Cucurbitaceae (which also includes gourds).[1] It commonly refers to cultivars of any one of the species Cucurbita pepoCucurbita mixtaCucurbita maxima, and Cucurbita moschata, and is native to North America. They typically have a thick, orange or yellow shell, creased from the stem to the bottom, containing the seeds and pulp. Pumpkins are widely grown for commercial use, and are used both in food and recreation. Pumpkin pie, for instance, is a traditional part of Thanksgiving meals in the United States, and pumpkins are frequently carved as decorations around Halloween. A pumpkin that has a little face carved in it and hollowed out and decorated with candles inside is known as a jack o'lantern; these are often used at Halloween, for example, to decorate windows.
We visit the pumpkin patch, with the very rustic tractors and pumpkins of all sizes... then, we get to choose the pumpkin. How did we choose? If I remember right, we just chose a pumpkin shape which we would like to carve later...
Here we are at Burger Farm surrounded by thousands of pumpkins...with George using his surgical skills and voila! the carved pumpkin, they call Jack-0-lantern!!!
More about Burger Farm where we got the pumpkins...http://www.burgerfarms.com/aboutus.htm
From Wikipedia:  The most beautiful yards in Cincinnati come from Burger Farm and Garden Center ! Since 1904, Burger Farm has been family owned and operated 4 generations deep. It started off as a Dairy Farm and to this day still has seasonal farm animals. We aren't your typical garden center!


Come and visit our newly expanded 64,000 square feet of covered greenhouse and shopping area. Burger Farm and Garden Center is open rain or shine. 

I miss the pumpkins and the colors of Autumn!!!

4 comments:

  1. I wonder about how the pumpkin carving tradition started. But since they like making pumpkin pies, maybe some really artistic folks started fiddling with the pumpkins and came out with this bright idea. Just my theory hehehe

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  2. It must be fun carving those pumpkins! I love your picture on the farm with lots of pumpkins. Haven't seen one of those so I really find it fun. :)

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  3. weeee!!! fave ko pic nyo ni doc george with the pumpkins!!!! hehehe :D

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