Water Mill at this time of year is apple and pumpkin picking central. Despite the foggy weather on Sunday afternoon, the orchard on Seven Ponds Road was packed, as it has been every weekend since mid-September. And over at Hank’s Pumpkintown, surely the customers are thrilled with the new digs there. Personally, I love the red barn, as I’ve mentioned here before, and I know Hank and Lynne are very happy to have finally put up a permanent structure for the operation there.There’s also pumpkins to be had at the Halsey farm stand on Deerfield Road, the Green Thumb on the highway, and both Milk Pail locations, on the highway and off Mecox Road. Then, of course, there is the colossal corn maze at Fairview, just across the street from the Milk Pail.
So much to do at this time of year.
Speaking of the Milk Pail, that is where you can get the wonderful products made by Southampton Soap Company. All natural, made in kettle batches and poured and cut by hand, these products are absolutely incredible, and will do you and the environment no harm. Each uses a vegetable base, essential oils to scent them and natural colorants. I’ve tried, and loved, one of the salt scrubs and we’ve got the castille foaming soap in the bathrooms here at The Press. Read all about the products at www.southamptonsoapcompany.com.
The Water Mill Community Club will host its annual Hayride and Pizza Party on Sunday, October 20, at 4 p.m. Head over to the Burnett Field House to hop on a wagon for a ride through the beautiful farm fields of Water Mill.
Pizza, beverages and dessert will be served following the hayride. This event is free of charge and is organized by a committee headed by Vivian and Dave Corwith. Call 726-6560 by October 18 if you plan to attend.
Looking ahead, the WMCC’s adult scavenger hunt is set for November 16 and the annual business meeting and elections take place on December 4.
This next event was too good to not include even if it weren’t being organized by Water Mill residents Oliver and Colleen Peterson. The couple will be leading three ghost hunting expeditions, the first of which will take place this Saturday in North Sea, at Conscience Point. The next one will be at the Halsey House in Southampton the following Saturday and, finally, on October 26, at the Rogers Mansion in Southampton. Each expedition costs $18 per person and participants should bring outdoor clothing; flashlights and cameras/recording devices are encouraged. Registration closes after 20 adults have signed up.
The Petersons will lead a discussion about their experiences, share evidence and give a hands-on demonstration of the tools of the “trade” before bringing guests along on a real ghost hunt at the three—possibly haunted—properties of the Southampton Historical Museum. We hope you will share your experiences with the group. To purchase tickets, call 283-2494 or online at southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.
A bit of the Hamptons International Film Festival comes to the Parrish Art Museum this weekend. On Saturday, October 12, at 6 p.m., “Charlie Victor Romeo,” a film derived from the “black box” transcripts of six major airline emergencies, will be screened. A Q&A with the directors and producers will follow the screening.
Then, on Sunday, “Sunshine Superman,” directed by Robert Rutkowski, will be screened at 3 p.m. It is an exploration of the mind of 27-year-old Christopher Knowles, whose autism contains a brilliance for patterns and numbers.
To purchase tickets, go to www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.