This here is our local pumpkin patch. I must say that it is beautiful to go out to the pumpkin patch here in our neck of the woods!
Blossom began her hunt for the smallest pumpkin.
It wasn't long before she decided that she needed a bigger one, too. She needed one that could be carved!
Branch walked and walked and searched and searched. Finally she said, "Well, I think I will take that one I saw a while back that was kind of shaped like a peanut and was about this big."
She never found THAT pumpkin, but she found this one and seemed pleased with her choice.
Bud searched the ENTIRE pumpkin patch. EVERY pumpkin was scrutinized. He called me over and said that this was "the one."
Then, he got to looking at the back side of the pumpkin...
Aw, shucks. This is NOT the one. Bugs have eaten lots of little holes into the back. Grrr... back to the drawing board!
Now, THIS is "the one" - the one that got put into the back of the Tahoe!
Pops found his. I claimed to not need or want one. The family chose one for me anyhow because they wanted the seeds for roasting! Apparently, you can never have too many pumpkin seeds to roast...
We all had a nice time in the pumpkin patch. I had some trouble keeping up with everyone running this way and that, requesting a picture of this pumpkin and that one and don't forget that funny shaped one over there... Oh, my! They must have forgotten that we have a baby coming in just over a month and my body is busy growing that baby!!
The pumpkins in the patch that were chosen for taking home were scattered all around from one end to the other. No one wanted to carry their own pumpkin because they were choosing such big pumpkins! So, I hopped in the Tahoe and drove around the patch and stopped near each pumpkin for Pops to load up. It was fun to see them having a good time - even through my mirrors!
It wasn't terribly wet in the field, but it was wet enough that they all had some mud caked on their shoes. So, they had to walk their way out of the field and across the street over to the farm stand where we could pay for the pumpkins. No muddy shoes and bots in my clean vehicle, thank you! Yes, there is a tractor ride available... on Saturday and Sunday - not on Wednesday or Thursday afternoon!!
NO worries... objects in mirror are closer than they appear!!
Good times in the fall. More pumpkin fun to follow... the Pumpkin Festival was over the weekend and I have pictures to share!!