Braemar: Pick Your Own Pumpkins in Nokesville at Yankey Farms

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Real Estate Broker with Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

October is my favoite month of the year.  And October wouldn't be complete without a voyage to pick out pumpkins for carving Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns.  I have always gone to garden centers or roadside stands for my pumpkins and never experienced an actual pumpkin patch.  All of that changed when I head out on Sunday to Yankey Farm's Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch off of Vint Hill Road just north of the intersection with Sudley Manor Drive....mere yards away from the back entrance to Braemar in Bristow, VA.

Once you get to Yankey Farm's pumpkin patch, you snag a little red wagon and off you go  Walking past the corn maze where children are picked up for a Cows-n-Corn train ride, pulled by a tractor , the pumpkin patch is staight ahead.  I was excited at the prospect of walking through the patch where these pumpkins are grown and hand picking my own.  I just wish that someone would have told me that wearing socks was a geat idea (I had an athletic slip on covered shoe) and having gloves would have been a good idea.  Pumpkin stems are prickly.  and there are lots of burrs on the ground. 

 

None of that stopped me from scouring the pumpkin patch for three perfect pumpkins that would grace the outside of my home for Halloween, all aglow to greet my Braemar trick-or-treaters.  I purchased three rather large pumpkins, picked right off the vine, for only $20.  Seemed a great deal to me.  And I'm sure the families brining the little ones for the corn maze and Cows-n-Corn train rides had even more bang for their buck.

Halloween fun doesn't have to end at Yankey Farms' Pumpkin Patch.  If you would like to take advantage of my special Halloween offer to my blog readers with kids twelve and younger, please click the link provided. 

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Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker- Licensed in Virginia, GRI, SFR, Northern Virginia Short Sale Specialist. Affiliated with Long & Foster, 7526 Limestone Drive, Gainesville, VA 20155.  To contact Chris Ann, call 703-402-0037 or email chrisann@LNF.com.  Or you can visit her website:  www.nvarealestate.net.

Header photos taken by Chris Ann Cleland.

The opinions expressed in this post are those of Chris Ann Cleland, not those of Long & Foster REALTORS®.

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Wendy:  Sounds like it's time to go back so Nathaniel can remember it this time. 

October 13, 2010 10:46 AM
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We go every year.  Nathaniel has a wheat allergy so the first year we went on the hay ride and he got a horrible red rash.  Thankfully, now that we know, we avoid the hay and he has so much fun.

October 14, 2010 09:06 PM
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Wendy:  Wow!  That stinks.  I wonder if laying a blanket on top of the hay would help.  A thick blanket.  Anyway, I'm glad you guys still go and have fun doing what you can.

October 14, 2010 09:12 PM
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It’s been a long time since I actually picked a pumpkin, but I have been known to wander around a pumpkin patch looking for good pictures to take. ☺☻☻☺

October 19, 2010 06:41 AM
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Russel:  You do take great photos.

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