After some hot weather at the end of last week and some extra rain from Hurricane Hanna over the weekend, we have been treated to a couple of beautiful days with cool nights and clear breezy mornings. So with the local kids back in school and apple picking having started, it is hard not to notice the signs of Fall approaching. And then this morning, our conversation turned to pumpkins!
Our first guests down to breakfast this morning were Jean Knapp and John Webb. John owns Cob Webb Farm in West Barnstable, Massachusetts and he and Jean have built a wonderful pumpkin patch business at the farm. In fact, they are currently featured in an article in the October 2008 issue of Cape Cod Life magazine (www.CapeCodLife.com). Lucky for us, they brought a copy of the magazine for us to see. A great story and beautiful photos! We were ready to hop in the car and follow them back to their farm! (Unfortunately, we couldn't really... but we wanted to!) They grow big pumpkins and little pumpkins, white pumpkins and even Cinderella pumpkins (shaped like Cinderella's carriage)! The farm is open on weekends from the end of September through October for pumpkins, and in November and December they have Christmas trees available. It is definitely on our list of places to go sometime soon!