Saturday, 18 September 2010

Another could you refuse!

Taking a break from packing, throwing out stuff and cleaning, we decided to go to our last German Kurbisfest at the Buschmann Winkelmann Farm.

We met our wonderful neighbours Antje, Thorsten and their beautiful girls, Jasmin and Josefine there for lunch (we were very late to join them, thankfully they were patient with us). Lunch was pumpkin soup and pumpkin schnitzel of course and they were delicious!

This year’s theme was fairytales. There were definitely not as many pumpkins as previous years, but it was still a fantastic display.

The Pied Piper Exhibit took 14 hours to assemble.  There are 500 small mandarin pumpkins, 20 baby boo, 50 Rondini and 5 White Patisson pumpkins.  The rats are made of 70 Blue Ballet pumpkins.
A dragon
Cinderella's pumpkin carriage.
The Cinderella Pumpkin display took 60 hours to assemble. 
There were over 5,600 pumpkins used in the display.
Rupunzel's Tower
The Witches house from Hansel and Gretel

After looking at the displays, we wandered around the farm section, then Jasmin wanted to ride on the train.

Jasmin was quick to get into the driver’s seat, and was very pleased with herself beating a boy to the position. Josefine was too small to go by herself, so Antje got a free ride....well 2 actually, the girls wanted to go again! Thorsten was happy just to watch!

Nicole loves the colours of all the pumpkins, and as usual was trigger happy with her camera.  Here is just a small sample of photos she took.
The quad bikes are always fun for the boys, and they had a great time going around the  track. They both want to go faster...but of course are not allowed!
It was a great afternoon, warm weather, great friends, and of course we bought a few small pumpkins home to make soup in the apartment that evening!

Lecker!!! Lecker!!! Lecker!!!

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