We unload from the car and make our way down the path.
I am not more than a few steps onto the farm before I pull out my camera and start clicking.
Jackson instantly scolds me, “Mom! We are here for pumpkins, not pictures!”
I don’t mention that we already have six pumpkins at home and at eight dollars per person to get in this pumpkin patch, I am definitely here for the pictures.
But I don’t explain my ulterior motives. I can tell he is not going to be a willing model today. Oh well, I will have to get action shots.
It is a warmish, partly cloudy day and Jackson immediately peels off his winter coat, protesting, “I am hot!” I give in. I wish I had skipped the fleece and turtleneck myself, and undo my coat. He skips happily away, and once again he is the only child dressed in a t-shirt and shorts in October. I look around, most kids still have on their coats and Jackson is definitely the only one in shorts and a t-shirt. “Well, at least he has socks on today,” I laugh to myself.
This pumpkin patch is decked out! Hayrides, pony rides, corn maze, pumpkin fields, a band with dancing pumpkin and corn and even those delicious mini donuts.
Oh and lots of hay for hay fights. Yep – this is the place to be!
There are three fields and after playing in the corn maze we find our pumpkins. Jackson chooses his quickly. “Man – they sure made these pumpkins heavy!” he complains and manages to carry his a few feet.
Fortunately Uncle Rob is here to help out.
Now if only we can get these pumpkins back to the car!
What a great day – and we even got some pumpkins.