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What feels like a couple weeks ago, I went to Bogg Hollow pumpkin patch to find a pumpkin for Halloween. That was the goal anyway. The dream if you will. You know, right? The weather gets a bit cooler, the leaves change and suddenly something inside, like an auto clock starts to make you crave cider, fireplaces and PUMPKINS!

Ok, I also like to eat pumpkin pie and maybe I was thinking about that too! Anyway, off to the bog. We arrived and there were cranberry bogs, an old fire truck, farming equiptment for the kids to climb on and a huge sand pile for kids. But no pumpkins. Well, they told us to take the hayride. My boyfriend and I got in line and waited and within just minutes along came a two wagon rig to pick us up. We climbed into the wagon, positioned ourselves on hay bales and off we were…dashing through the back woods if you will.

I was thinking, this is so nice, we get to take a little hay ride through the woods, its pretty, its quaint, and even if we don’t get our pumpkins here at least we enjoyed the autumn day together.

A few min later our hay ride wagon came down a steepish hill, turned a corner and arrived in a clearing at the back of the bog property- and there were pumpkins everywhere! Orange easter eggs scattered in each direction. Big ones, small ones, shiny ones, and deteriorated ones. Not only that, there were kids activities and a maze for all ages. I was thinking how much fun the cats would have if I made them a little maze at home!

My boyfriend and I searched for our pumpkin. We looked them over. He took pictures from all sides. I picked them up to see how they felt in my arms. And then after a few minutes we agreed on just the right one! Who would have thought that in a field all day sat our little baby pumpkin -yet there it was. We bought it, and it sat on my lap all the way back on the return wagon ride.

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Hurricane Sandy came and went last week, and so did Halloween. We never had time to carve out a face or design. I never got to see it all lit up and glowing.
I am still craving a pumpkin pie though! If you have a good recipe for pumpkin pie please post it in the comment section or share a web link. I can’t be the only cat lover who also loves pumpkin pie.