Saturday, October 20, 2007

De Vackra Pumporna i Bjärred!

This morning I visited Holländarehusgård, a pumpkin patch in Bjärred, with some UC friends.

Halloween isn't a big holiday in Sweden, but stores and farms still sell lots of pumpkins.

The farm we visited, Holländarehusgård, is in the town of Bjärred, and it sells pumpkins as well as "färsk potatis" (new potatoes) and other veggies.

So many pumpkins, so little time. Which ones should we choose?

Big pumpkins.

Small pumpkins.

Everyone had a different preference.

Våra svenska pumpor!

I bought two big pumpkins (one for me, one for a friend) and three small ones (for my windowsill). It added up to about 75 kronor ($12) for 12.5 kilos (27.5 pounds!) of pumpkins.

Happy Halloween!


Sally said...

Skeleton Parade

The skeletons are out tonight,
They march about the street,
With bony bodies, bony heads,
And bony hands and feet.

Bony bony bony bones
with nothing in between,
Up and down and all around
They march on Hallowe'en.

The Goblin

There`s a goblin as green as a goblin can be.
Who is sitting outside and is waiting for me.
When he knocked on my door and said softly,
"Come play!"
I answered,"No thank you, now please,go away!"
But the goblin as green as a goblin can be.
Is still sitting outside and is waiting for me.

Sally said...

I should explain...both Linnea and Carl had the same (wonderful!) kindergarten teacher who had the class memorize tons of poems! I think of these two every Halloween. There's another poem about witches but I can't remember it. As the mom, the best part is I can actually remember my kids as five year olds, reciting them!

Linnea said...

Mom, you are silly. But I have to say, I STILL know those poems by heart! (I would bet anything that Alaina probably remembers the witches poem...)

My shoulders are VERY sore today from carrying 30 lbs of squash in my IKEA bag. Ow. (But it is worth it!)

Milena said...

Hello from a perfect stranger :-)
I found the link to your blog in a comment that your mother had written on a blog that I'm reading now and then and I got curious.... I live just outside Lund and I'm all Swedish, and it's great fun to see my home country through the eyes of a foreigner. I really enjoyed the posts I've read so far and I think I'll be coming back :-)

Carlotosway said...

Wow, Linnea, you're famous!

About that Witch poem... didn't it go something like:

The witch with the broken broom, could never fly too high
Right after takeoff, another piece would break off
And soon she'd be dangling in the sky...

Linnea said...

That's what I thought initially, too! But wasn't that with the chalkboards, and wasn't it "woblin goblin"? (not witch?)

Sally said...
Here's the Wobblin' Gobblin

Linnea said...

Hej Milena!

Thanks for reading! I'm glad you're enjoying the blog. If you have any tips for more Skåne activities before the weather gets even colder, let me know!

Betsy said...

From ghoulies and ghosties,
Long-leggety beasties,
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us.