Annual Pumpkin Patch Visit 2020

Last weekend, my family headed to our favorite local pumpkin patch for the ninth year in a row. The weather was a slightly balmy ( just enough to wear knit hats and scarves) and the skies overcast. Though the skies were gray the colors of autumn rich in yellows, reds, purples and orange really stood out.

A little bit of light rain fell when we were out on our adventure but not enough to make things messy and muddy.

The above picture is of Lydia visiting with a caramel colored goat. The goat was happily munching away on a broken piece of wood. This pumpkin patch usually has animal feeding stations open but those were not this year. I understand why because of Covid-19 and keeping hands clean and what not. Even though no feeding the goat and chickens were still out to be seen. Once year they had a turkey which was truly a site to be seen!

The girls posed by the big hay tractor! There was a similar tractor out last year too. I like seeing how creative the farm can get with their hay art. This design has always been one of our favorites! Owen wasn’t in this picture but that’s okay because he was on a mission to find a perfect pumpkin!

The one good shot out of many of the three kids together. The farm was a bit busier than we expected though we arrived early. I try hard not to get other people in the shots. Most people respected wearing a mask and keeping a good distance from each other. We mainly wore our masks and took them off for photos. These days getting all three kids to look at the camera and not make weird or crazy faces can be a challenge. I tell them okay one “normal” picture and then we can take some crazy ones!

Overall, we had a good visit. We brought home a green pumpkin, a warty pumpkin, a tall orange pumpkin and a miniature pumpkin. We plan on carving and painting pumpkins next weekend which I’ll post about when we do!