Tuesday

Farm Fresh

Edited to add: I am super honored to have one of my past “Your Photo- My Edit” photos featured on Pioneer Woman’s blog today (She's like the Martha Stewart of mom bloggers if you don't know who she is). If you’d like to take a peek, clickety HERE to go right to the post. It’s the 5th picture (girl with cowboy hat). Cheri is the very talented photographer who sent the photo to me. This is so fun! Also thanks, Hannah, for letting me know about this! Not in my wildest dreams!

Monday we took a trip to the farm and pumpkin patch.

Sunflower Madness


I always put my big kids to work when they are around. Slave labor is cheap these days.

Put Him to Work


Don’t you just love this season? Puts me in a good mood.

Orange You Glad I Said Pumpkin

What are These Called


I told Goofy Foot I would give him 50 bucks if he could lift that pumpkin.

I’m a mean mom.

Pumpkins are heavier than they look.

No Way In Heck


Beach Bunny was so proud of herself when she found her first ever “perfect pumpkin”. It was probably the smallest pumpkin in the whole patch, but it was perfect to her. She kept telling me, “Yook (look), Mama, my punkin. Not hebee (heavy)!”

Pick A Winner


Do dark clouds know that bright orange pumpkins chase the rain away?

Rain, go away!


Baking pumpkin seeds is an October tradition at our house. I’m eating them right now, in fact, so I thought I’d share the recipe with you.

Pumpkin Seed Recipe:

Clean and rinse pumpkin seeds.

Place in small pot of water.

Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes.

Drain seeds and place on baking sheet.

Season with olive oil, salt and garlic powder.

Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.

Yep, That's The One

Mom is Tired, But Kids Are Not

What do you love baking this time of year?


43 comments:

Mrs Parker said...

What amazing pictures!!! Just beautiful, Beach bunny looked mighty excited about her find!!

Steph said...

Great pictures! I love baking pumpkin seeds, too! I have never boiled them first, though. Maybe I will try your method this year.

Stefanie said...

Looks like a great day was enjoyed by all... I LOVE the pumpkin patch :)

Amanda said...

Those are the best pumpkin patch pictures I have seen yet!!!

Oh.. and saw you on Pioneer Woman...

WAY TO GO ROCK STAR!!!

She couldn't have picked a better gal to feature!

Blessings-
Amanda

Angie said...

Girl, I'm so glad you gave this recipe...me and the kids will do some this afternoon!!! Thanks, and GREAT pics.

Ashley said...

Oh WOW! I love that shot of her with all of the pumpkins. What a lucky shot! :)

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

Beautiful captures. I love the one of "lifting" the giant pumpkin. Too cute! I love how the orange just pops. Makes me want to go to our local patch NOW instead of on Saturday!

My fave thing to bake in the fall is apple crisp. It's on my to do list this week.

Laura said...

Those pictures are GREAT! I definitely love this time of year too (except for when it snows like it has been, ugh!) :) I am not much of a baker but I love cooking "Fall" food!

Leah and Maya said...

That shot of the pumpkin patch is just awesome! the sky with the pumkins is magical. We are pretty basic here just some rolled out halloween sugar cookies.

Leslie said...

Gorgeous pics...love orange on baby girl!!!

I dont bake sadly i eat!! lol

Mighty M said...

I love looking at your pictures, that's what! ;-) Loving all the orange!

Jules said...

Congrats with your picture on PW. I also love the textures you put on that photo. I play with PE7 all the time to get that and I haven't learned it yet. Great job.

demp5 said...

Oh, your pictures are so beautiful! That beach bunny is just scrumptious. I would love to give her a big squeeze!

meg duerksen said...

i saw your picture on PW!! congrats!
these pictures are gorgeous. it's crazy seeing all those pumpkins in one place.

Hannah said...

LOVE the pictures...they are amazing (as always!) so proud of your PW notice...she has amazing taste!

Amanda Rooney said...

Oh my....incredible pictures, as usual!!

And thanks for telling me that my link wasn't working on the blog. It should be up and running now.

Side note, I've asked the mother permission to share more details about their adoption story. I'm waiting for her response. :)

Jaimee said...

Amazing. Simply Amazing. I'm speaking of both you and your pictures. I can only dream to take pictures like you do!!! Love this!

kailani said...

That's a great pumpkin patch! Love the variety! I should definitely take the girls to pick their own pumpkins this year.

Alex and Sam said...

great pics.. i wish i was as creative as you... I'm not much of a baker but I love to eat pumpkin pie LOL

Lisa Curcio said...

Those are beautiful pictures! I love the huge pumpkin lol!

I love baking apple pies this time of year. I love making lots of them and freezing them for the winter :)

Sara said...

adore your blog!!! spent and hour last night reading, absorbing, being jealous over your amazing pictures, and your family! i need to pick your brain about photo editing (or just send you all my pictures!) and adoption!!

Laurie said...

OMG! ! ! ! Pioneer Woman! ! ! ! That is awesome! That makes you Jennifer Anison FAMOUS in my book! :) Love the pics of your little pumpkins! I have started to appreciate fall more every year since Bella came home!

Angie Seaman said...

OH OH OH...I love that shot of the clouds and the pumpkins with her. AMAZING! Such a cool image. Great job on all of them girl. LOVE IT ALL!

PS...YOU ROCK! (on PW's blog -- so killa'!) :)

Blessings, Angie
www.angelicagracedesigns.com/blog/
www.angieseamanphotography.blogspot.com

Ida Red (aka Richele) said...

Beautiful is the ONLY word that comes to mind. I am having so much fun looking at your blog. Everything is beautiful from you to your family to your amazing photos! I LOVE photography but I am very new at it. I can't wait to explore your blog more and get some tips.

Happily following you from MBC..thanks for following me!

Ida Red (aka Richele) said...

I just looked at your photo on Pioneer Woman...AMAZING! I love it. The art of photography just grabs me. I cannot wait to be as talented as you and the women on there when I grow up! lol

The Three Bees said...

Those are awsome pictures!!! I love pumpkin patches and this time of the year!!!! Your kiddos are too cute!

Theta Mom said...

These pictures are simply amazing! LOVING your blog! Just found you from MBC. Would love to be a new follower if you follow as well! :)

Brittany at Mommy Words said...

LOVE the pics and I can't beieve you were picked that is AWESOME! Ree rocks with the photos!

I am following!

Michele said...

Oh wow.. those pictures!! Amazing!! You have a fantastic "eye".
The one with the dark clouds ~ incredible.
I so love visiting your blog!
Thanks for the pumpkin seed instructions, gonna do that tomorrow. :)

And a "big" Congrats on your photo being featured! How cool is that!

Veronica Lee said...

Thanks for the follow. I'm now following yours and looking forward to more visits to your very lovely blog.

Suzanne said...

Wow...your blog is really beautiful! Your kids are also pretty beautiful, too. You must hear that alot but never enough:-) And one more thing...you have the best blog button ever!!!
I love making anything pumpkin..bread, bars, trifle...but I love more than anything Paula Deen's Ooey-Goeey Pumpkin Cake. Not pretty...but amazing to eat.

i_wander said...

omg! such big such big pumpkins! we don't have that kind here... :( btw, thanks for following! pls. pick up your award in my blog! thanks!

Mom 4 Kids said...

These pictures are amazing! I love the Sunflower with the bee!

I love baking things with apples in them this time of year and also pumpkin pie. We live in FL now and I miss the cool autumn weather of VA. These photos helped me live vicariously for a moment, thanks!

angie said...

Have I told you lately that your photos are beyond amazing?

Lose Weight Today said...

What a great blog - love the pics! I'm following you and also grabbed your button for my blogroll. Come by and visit when you get a chance.
LWT

Shonni said...

I just found your blog and wanted to tell you that your pictures are so beautiful...what a gorgeous family!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

WONDERFUL photos!!! Inspiring me to get my kids out to the pumpkin patch - we haven't gone yet this year. This weekend is rainy. :(

I LOVE baking up pumpkin seeds too. And they are so much juicier when you boil them first. :)

motherof9 said...

What a great blog you have! Such great photos too! Awesome job :)

Author: Havana said...

i love the pictures especially the one where beach bunny walka amongst the pumpkins

Kim at Polka Dot Thought said...

Beautiful pictures!! So fall and festive!

Are You There Mom? said...

Oh my gosh, you don't give yourself justice, these photos are amazing and your daughter is so beautiful. What a great subject! I hope you do the My Edit contest again, I would love that!!!!

Jen said...

Just stumbled across your blog (love photography and endlessly searching for time with 4 kids to TEACH myself! Glad they are good subjects!) but just did a blog post on how much I love baking this time of year...here's a VERY easy recipe of my most favorite...
http://calminmychaos.blogspot.com/2009/10/harvest-variety-tortilla-soup.html
hope you enjoy as much as we do!

Pam, mom, honey, said...

pumpkin, that is my new love, i just hope i can use all i have frozen before we move in 3 months