A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch
I wasn’t looking forward to our planned trip to the pumpkin patch this year. The weather had been particularly cold and drizzly the day of our scheduled outing, but our group of homeschooling friends heads out there together every year and we certainly didn’t want to miss out. Besides, what would we do without pumpkins for Halloween? (Our pumpkins from the garden were gobbled up as pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving). Thankfully, the rain stopped just before we left, and by the time we got to the farm, the sun was shining brilliantly!
I tend to go a little camera crazy when I get to this place. They just display everything so nicely, and there’s nothing so appealing as endless piles of squash, in my opinion (I think it appeals to my strong hoarding instincts).
The pumpkin patch itself was a bit of a challenge, though. We’ve had a substantial amount of rain this summer and fall, and the poor pumpkin farmers suffered serious losses (as much as 50% apparently). So not only was the field a mass of rotting pumpkins (probably 95% of them were mushy – making it difficult to even find a pumpkin let alone the perfect jack-o-lantern), but our boots got sucked off our feet with every step.
It ended up being a lovely day, and I was really happy that we forced ourselves to get out of the house in the end. I’ll have to file this memory away for those days when I don’t want to get out of my pj’s.