Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pumpkin Picking

We finally made it to the Pumpkin Patch!


While there are a lot of local farms and farm stands nearby that sell tons of pumpkins, we like to travel a further bit away to a true pumpkin patch.  I guess it's not a "true" patch since you aren't cutting them from the vine, but its a big farm and they litter the path with lots of pumpkins to go hunting through.   There are tractor rides out to the field or you can just walk out and pull a wagon if you like, as well as a corn stalk maze, animals to pet and feed, and lots of farm fresh produce for sale.  Oh, and there is a creamery on site, which is probably the only reason we travel to this farm every year.  The husband gets promise of a milkshake for his efforts!

We had originally planned to go Saturday, but Ashlynn slept in and then our morning was off schedule and we were itching to tackle the to-do list (lame).  So we thought we'd just go Sunday and hope it was less crowded with the absence of the church crowd. 

We got there 5 minutes before they officially opened and wandered around looking at the animals (ducks in the pond, cows, goats, and pigs) and pumpkin displays.  The sad thing was it was so cold!  I'm glad I packed Ashlynn's beanie last minute because she definitely needed it.  I'm also glad the Husband talked me out of letting her wear her new Uggs, because it was a bit muddy even though we haven't had rain in a few days.  When other people started to arrive we trekked out to the patch and let A find her pumpkin.  Of course, she likes to hold hands... at all times.  So we had to help guide her a bit.

Either way.  Enjoy photo overload from our cold family morning!



















And because I can't resist... from last year. 


mind. blown. 




Do you hit the pumpkin patch every year?  Buy them at the grocery store?  Steal them from your neighbor's porch?... kidding. 

20 comments:

  1. This looks like so much fun!! We usually get ours when we go apple picking...maybe we will have to search out a more "real" pumpkin patch for next year!!

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    1. We have some cute local farms, but all the pumpkins are on display or thrown in big giant corrals to dig through. I love going through the farm path and hunting for the perfect ones at this place, we never did that growing up, we would just buy them at a garden center. This just feels so "Fall" :)

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  2. This was the first year we went out to the actual pumpkin patch... The farm you went to sounds exactly like where we went! Noah can't walk but is standing so our picture was in between Ashlynn's last year and this year... But I cant imagine how different Noah will be next year when we go! I'm sure my mind will be blown as well!

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    1. She had fun exploring, just wish it wasn't so cold! I think next year when she communicates even more (than just moo-ing at the cows) it'll be blast. We can do the corn maze and actually let her pick a pumpkin and tell us about it etc. Basically, it's going to get better and better!!

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  3. Awww...we live near Milkyway, but this year we tried Hurricane Hill (there are more activities that our 8yo can get into...pedaling mini tractors, a corn slide, corn cannon, etc in addition to the traditional hayride/pumpkin patch). Great pictures...you look amazing!

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    1. Fun! We went to a local farm on Friday with my mom group and they had the mini tractors and those activities, but the pumpkins are just lined up on display to buy. I love that at MWF you can go "hunt" for your favorite :)

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  4. we went to our first pumpkins patch this year and it was great! you got some super cute photos - I love the one of her trying to do a headstand! and wow what a difference a year makes - so grown up now!

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    1. Haha, that was actually after she tripped over a vine and fell, but I think she liked the view ;)

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  5. So fun! I'm so jealous that Miss A likes to hold your hand...it's all I can do to get Emma to hold my hand. Also, how great is that jacket?! We have the same one and Emma lives in it!

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    1. She is definitely a hand holder, clings to mama whereever we go. Which is great when running errands without a stroller or cart, but also somewhat difficult when needing two hands and then she climbs my legs :)

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  6. Looks like you guys had so much fun! I've never been to a pumpkin patch and normally just buy our pumpkins at the farmer's market. But this year, my mom gave me a pumpkin (that she grew) off her front porch so we saved money that way. Maybe next year we'll actually get out to one!

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  7. This looks SO fun! And can you believe the difference from last year?! It's amazing!! Looks like A had a blast with those big orange pumpkins!!

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    1. I was cracking up over last years pics. 1. She still fits in those jeans. 2. CHUNK!!!!

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  8. So cute! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!! We went to the pumpkin patch on Sunday too but it was crazy busy. You barely look preggo in these pictures! A is adorable as always!

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  9. 5 minutes early!? I don't blame you, the pumpkin patch is too much fun...love your pictures! :)

    PS- Where is your belly!? Are you even pregnant!? Looking great Mama!

    xo
    Megan
    Hello Newlywed Life Blog

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  10. So cute!! Love seeing the then and now shots. And are you sure you're prego?! ;)

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  11. Love pumpkin picking, looks like it was a beautiful day :)

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  12. I was going to say, are you even pregnant in these pictures? But, looks like a few others beat me to it;)

    That looks like such a fun pumpkin patch!! With a creamery!? I'm so jealous. Ours is super, super tiny. Which has it's own appeal, I suppose, but the extras yours has looks so fun!

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  13. Look at that sweet girl in her adorable jacket! Too much cuteness and hello, you look fantastic! Love the comparisons from last year! Where did the time go?!

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