Pumpkins are the Best Part of Fall

Carhartt pumpkin patch

Carhartt pumpkin patch

Carhartt pumpkin patch

Carhartt pumpkin patch

Carhartt pumpkin patch

Oh the wonderful days of falling leaves and pumpkin patches!¬†Believe it or not, pumpkins are considered a fruit.¬†They were named after the Greek word for “large melon.”¬†Pumpkins are part of the gourd family, along with¬†cucumbers, honeydew melons, cantaloupe, watermelons and zucchini.¬†Think of all the wonderful things we can do with this glorious fruit.¬†Native Americans used it for food and and even made woven mats out of strips of the dried gourd.¬†Pilgrims were known to combine hops, maple sugar, and pumpkin to brew a tasty colonial beer.¬†Early colonists even used the shell as a template for hair cuts.¬†(That’s why New Englanders are sometimes called pumpkin heads.)¬†What’s your favorite pumpkin product?¬†Is it pumpkin pie? pumpkin spiced latte? or adorable pictures from pumpkin patches?

I took my niece, Lily, to Calie’s Acre so she could enjoy the season in her new snuggly Carhartt outfit.¬†Check out Lily’s look here:¬†Carhartt Girl’s Redwood Jacket, Girl’s “Watercolor Horse” Long-Sleeve Bodyshirt,¬†Brushed Fleece Pants, &¬†Kid’s Acrylic Watch Hat.¬†I was decked out in a fun fall clothes as well. This deep wine colored Marlinton Jacket is one of my favorites.¬†The hue goes so well with everything. It might sound crazy, but I consider deep plum colors to be neutral, especially during fall.¬†See my outfit here:¬†Women’s Marlinton Jacket, Dartford Denim Shirt, &¬†Women’s Series 1889 Slim Double Front Dungarees.

Jenny and Megan of Able Farm

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, PortlandAble Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland

Able Farms and Carhartt, Portland
Jenny and Megan’s interest in farming began as a curiosity about where their food came from.¬†That curiosity has led them all the way to running their very own farm with¬†organically-grown produce.¬†Jenny and Megan also raise¬†pastured pork and poultry for eggs and meat.¬†Able Farms, just outside of Portland on Sauvie Island, is a picturesque piece of land with limitless potential.¬†The girls are making their way towards creating a self-sustaining agricultural community, teaching themselves new skills as they go.¬†I have mad respect for Jenny and Megan. They’re making such great progress in a field they didn’t know much about in the beginning.¬†That’s girl power right there. No obstacle is too big when you put your mind and heart into something.

shop the girls’ looks here:¬†Jenny: basil Fargo jacket, double fronts, Carhartt hat¬†¬†Megan: blue sandstone active jacket, Cheyenne shirt,¬†double fronts,¬†Carhartt hat¬†