Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Halloween is fast approaching and to be honest we have no clue what the kids are going to be and even when we are going to carve pumpkins. For now, it seems the costumes will be made up of things found in the dress up box. I'm content to let this year just happen. 
We did go to our local farm this past weekend to help them celebrate their pumpkin festival. It was the best way to get our pumpkin patch visit in and to further support the farm that has provided us with so much this summer. The owners have always been so kind and generous and all the kids love to go to the farm stand.  
They set up a small patch of farm grown pumpkins and had wagons so you could load up as many as you wanted. We let the kids each pick one. Mia loved running around and trying to lift the heavier ones. She finally settled on a medium sized one that she could add to the wagon. We helped the twins with their picks!

They had a tractor pulled wagon that rode around the farm and out to the sheep and chickens. I sneakily shot some photos when the wagon started to move. Hollis loved it and laughed the whole time. 

We got to visit with the sheep and were told stories about all the "mamas." Apparently most of the sheep come from one ewe and she was pregnant again. Her and I nuzzled for a while and I swear if we had land I'd have to get one. She was the sweetest Mama I've ever met. 

We ended the visit with a slice of pumpkin cheesecake made by a local chef. The kids loved that it was piled high with whip cream! 

We went on the early side so we missed the live music, fresh candy, and lunch. But, no one seemed to mind. Instead, we went home and hung spider webs and then headed to the park. 
We are as ready as we're gonna be for Halloween! 

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