Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Our Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Although our trip was cut a bit short last week, we still had loads of time to do lots of fun things while visiting the grandkids.  Of course we had to take in a Pumpkin farm, being mid October how could we dare not do that.

We made sure to find one that had a wide variety of pumpkins, all shapes and sizes.  Big ones, little ones, orange ones, yellow ones....

And even some that were a bit funky looking.  I still have not figured out what was on the outside of this one.

There was a petting zoo  with plenty of animals to play with.... such as goats...

Cows, lammas, pigs, lambs ....


Your occasional chicken hiding among the pumpkins trying to find a little peace to lay a few eggs


We even found old Tom Turkey strutting about. 

Of course we could not resist playing a game of checkers, especially when the board was so big.


And climbing all over the many hay bales that were scattered everywhere was a must.  It seemed like everyone wanted to be king of the mountain.


And what farm doesn't have a multitude of left over tractor tires just piled up together?  It still amazes me sometimes at the simplicity of things that can make a kid happy.


Of course a walk through the corn maze was a must


Although he was too little to make the trip through the maze, Nathan found other things to occupy his time while his brother and sister were away.  This little bunny was his best friend.


He also enjoyed sitting with the many pumpkins and looking cute.

Yet as the day passed there was a bit more time for family photos


Even one of farmer Vincent and his pet lamma and billy goat.


By then everyone was getting a bit tired and ready to leave.


Riding home we all felt very much like these two little bunnies.  All tuckered out and ready for a well deserved nap.

15 comments:

Merry ME said...

No kids or grandkids to take with me, but I think I will go find myself a pumpkin patch to play in. Thanks for the reminder!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What fun for everyone! I love the picture of Nathan and the bunny -- his look of joy is so beautiful! And the last photo of the two bunnies nestled up together, sleeping -- awwwwww!

Aine O'Brien said...

What a great day! Love the photos. We go to a place like that too, but we don't have little kids to take. The place we went last time actually had a camel ??? which would have spit on my husband if I hadn't yelled for him to back up fast!

AkasaWolfSong said...

Looks like everyone had a great time! The pics are adorable!

Too Cute! :)

Linda in New Mexico said...

What an absolutely wonderfilled day. Perfection. All three of your grandkids are gorgeous....not just cute, but gorgeous and so photogenic. And Farmer Vicent with his llama and billy goat is priceless. I know that you have enjoyed your precious time with family. Yay for you dear one. Linda, The Olde Bagg

Mother's Moon's Message said...

yes the one of farmer Vincent is one that will definately go on the wall of photos... the expressions on all the faces are priceless

mxtodis123 said...

Looks like you had an absolutely wonderful day. I love that odd pumpkin. What on earth was all over it?
Mary

Robin Larkspur said...

Very sweet post today...bunnies, punkins, and little ones!

~Onreeone~ said...

I really enjoyed looking thru all your pics of the pumpkin patch. When or if you find out what is on the outside of that one pumpkin let us know. It's freaky looking for sure. At first I thought it was peanut shells and then some kind of mushroom fungi, but now, I have no clue. Blessed Be and Have A Great Day!

Wendy said...

Your grandbabies are just so beautiful, Mother Moon. I love the one of "Farmer Vincent." There's something so primitive and exciting when visiting a pumpkin patch. My son and I used to look so forward every October to going. I miss that. Maybe I'll just have to drag him along even though he's 22 ;) Thanks for the pictures.

the wild magnolia said...

The Pumpkin Patch, who could resist? Making memories with the grandchildren!

Great photos and great post!

Thanks for sharing.

Moonsanity said...

Oh man, those bunnies are the cutest! I found you through the October Farm blog-- saw your blog name and knew I had to visit:) I love going to orchards in the fall-this one looks like a lot of fun!

Kally83 said...

Looks like soo much fun! We're hoping to make our annual trip this weekend. Hopefully we enjoy it as much as you did!!

Celia said...

What a great day!!! We went pumpkin hunting the other day at the Farmer's Market.....but this looks like SO much more fun! I think we have a place that is like this in our area......I will have to check it out! What a great family fun day!

Teresa said...

This looks like it was such a fun day!