Recently, Boo, The Captain and I went to a local pumpkin patch.
We needed a jack-o-lantern. And I would rather buy one from a local grower. I decided, instead of just buying a pumpkin, to pay the entrance fee and roam freely around the farm. I’m all about supporting our local people.
They have many critters…
(for those of you who know my “cow” history…this is a show cow, very tame, inside a pen and The Captain was standing right beside me) For those of you who don’t and are curious, you can read about it here and here.
We took a hayride around the farm, past the ponds and cows, to the pumpkin patch. The tractor was driven by their thirteen year old son. How cool is that?
We stopped to pick out some pumpkins. Boo picked out one for a jack-o-lantern. And I picked out a couple for pie making.
They had several activities for younger children like grinding corn…
playing in the sawdust…
and adopting a little pumpkin, at the Punkin Hospital.
Boo has grown out of the little kid stuff, but he seemed to enjoy the hay ride.
And he had a lot of fun leading us through the corn maze.
He even climbed up on the observation tower to cheat a little.
I think my favorite part was following the chickens around trying to get a good picture. I enjoy listening to them clucking and watching them scratch at the ground.
They are active in the 4H with the cows, sheep and chickens.
And you know me…
I had to question her about it. It’s not something I’ve been involved with, but always had an interest in. She’s gonna send me some information. Who knows maybe I’ll see her at the county fair.
I bought some fresh eggs from them. I haven’t had a fresh egg in a long time. I couldn’t wait to get up Sunday morning and fix breakfast! It was delicious, just ask The Captain and Boo!
We had a good time and they really made us and everyone else feel welcome.
I have already told everyone I know about it. They’ll probably be getting more visitors just because of my big mouth. tee hee!
They were even having a drawing for one of their humongous pumpkins.
This is their first year to have the Pumpkin Patch, and I believe it has been successful.
I’m already getting excited about next year!
P.S. Be sure to check in tomorrow, Team Fencepost needs some help from my teammates! I’m having a little issue.