I find I just can't say no to pumpkins. They are so amazingly varied, funny and weird in all their shapes, forms and colors. They are just one of those things that make me fall in love with fall even more. We found pumpkin heaven in Switzerland at the Jucker Farm in Seegäben. A charming small village located a few kilometers outside of Zurich. This place cures all kinds of pumpkin cravings.
There was a lot going on here this particular weekend. A busy Saturday, so busy it was even hard to find parking. We ended up having to park the car a kilometer from the farm. However, the weather was fab as well with sunshine and a mild breeze that was quite welcome considering it was 22 degrees C. I guess we should have expected it to be extra busy the last weekend before Halloween. Everyone wants to come and find their perfect pumpkin for carving.
When it comes to size pumpkins can grow into amazing and impressive sizes. You see these and your jaw drops. The winner here weighs close to a very impressive 600 kilos!!! No kidding.
The farm had a beautiful location right by this pretty lake. Further to the right we could see the the snowy Alp peaks. Very cool. Perfectly beautiful fall day. A perfect day for pumpkin picking or in our case pumpkin-photomania.
The cute little village church.
They had done some pretty amazing art work using different kinds of pumpkins. A lion.
A bee hive.
Elvis or a frog that might be enchanted and turn into a prince perhaps if you kiss him.
Pumpkins spilling out from everywhere.
Halloween inspired refreshments.
Besides pumpkins they also had apples that they sold. Apples, apple pie, apple juice, dried apple rings, well about every imaginable apple product you can think of.
Instead of a corn maze there was an apple maze.
People poured in and out of the barn shop offering everything from candles to apple vanilla jelly and German sausages.
Plenty of different activities for kids such as pumpkin carving. A great number of kids also came in their Halloween costumes. So cute!
On our way home as we were about to leave the village we stopped by another farm that sold organic produce. They had a great selection of apples.
They had fantastic tomatoes. Of course I brought some home. They made my salad I made yesterday really colorful and pretty. They tasted so much more and better than the regular supermarket tomatoes.
We had a great day among all of these pumpkins. There just seems to be so many different fall activities going on. I can't believe we have almost reached the end of October already. We try to make the most out of these great fall weekends before the cold sweeps in and the sun disappears.
Besides our visit to the Jucker Farm Saturday we have a great weekend both Friday and Saturday evening. The weather has been great all weekend long. Sunday we did another photo excursion that I am exited to share with you as soon as I have gone through my pictures (feels like I took about a million pictures). Yesterday we also went into daylight saving time here in Europe. It always feels like an extra wonderful bonus to earn an extra hour after a late and great night with friends. That extra hour is so welcome for catching up a little on the sleep that one neglected.
Today is another sunny and bright beautiful fall day with temperatures of about 20 C. To me this is incredibly, unbelievably nice. Love it.