Pumpkin picking

Grab yourself a hot beverage and a blanket, because this post is deliciously autumnal.

Today, I met my friend Jasmin for a delectable brunch at Jenkins & Sons and an afternoon of pumpkin picking at Sopley Farm!

From paper to pumpkin

A couple of weeks ago, I started thinking about fun things to do this autumn. At the top of my list was pumpkin picking – but I had no idea where you’d find a pumpkin patch in Dorset. Luckily, after a bit of research, I found Sopley Farm. And my big, orange dreams became a reality.

I was worried our humble British pumpkin patches couldn’t match the endless rows of giant orange squashes I’d envisioned (I watch way too much American TV) – but, you know what, Sopley Farm was pretty brilliant.

From the adorably decorated pumpkins on the way in to the red sleds built for lugging your produce around, the farm was set up to make the ritual of pumpkin picking fun and photogenic. A quick tip: use the sleds – we had aching arms after carrying our pumpkins back to the car!

Have a wonderful weekend! I hope you’re enjoying autumn x


  1. October 15, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    Oh that's so cool! Such a lovely post! I wanna do pumpkin picking too. Is it far away?x

  2. October 16, 2016 / 11:58 am

    Nope, not too far! It's quite near Christchurch 😊 X

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