Last weekend we enjoyed a little family time at the pumpkin patch. Thankfully we only had to travel 20 miles for the visit. This is another one of my favorite fall activities. We recently relocated from NC where the farm actually grows pumpkin’s and we are able to pick them. To our surprise, there were no pumpkins to pick. Despite this, we had a great time. Here’s is a glimpse into our wonderful day
We started out in the petting zoo. My dad, Axel and I were the only ones willing to interact with the animals. Everyone else was okay to watch. I will say that the wool on the goat was pleasantly soft. I totally want a blanket made from his coat!
Next we headed over to the corn maze. I was being way to over protective with the boys when my husband reminded me to let them “be boys.” I was afraid that they were going to get lost. But instead, they ran frantically full of life and found the way out for us. Hearing the echoing of their laughter allowed me to relax and make a mental note of their joy. This was one of their favorite farm activities.
After that we sat down for a nice long hay ride. It was bumpy but beautiful. Andrew, my oldest swears that he saw the infamous Big Foot. Ha Ha, we will leave it at that.
We wrapped up our farm visit with catapulting limes at large pumpkins and cars. Of course this was the highlight of the trip. Especially because Nate, my nephew, my dad, and myself failed miserably!! Andrew was the only one who successfully knocked over a pumpkin.
Overall the boys enjoyed themselves. We enjoyed watching their excitement and exploration of the farm. Being on a small farm is delightfully slow paced and we look forward to our next visit.