Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pumpkin Patch

After a number of cold, rainy weekends, we finally had a nice one - beautiful actually - so we took advantage of the great weather and made our annual trip to the pumpkin patch! 

Nothing like waiting til the last minute to pick our pumpkins. At least they had lots of pumpkins left...probably because the previous weekends were so miserable.

I put Edie down next to a pumpkin and she immediately said "ball!" Then she proceeded to eat a stick.

Of course we came home with the cutest pumpkins in the patch!

This time of year always makes me think of that Robert Frost poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay." It runs through my head as I'm raking leaves. It makes fall even more beautiful...and raking leaves a little less monotonous.

Abe had so much fun running around picking out pumpkins. He liked the funny shaped ones. We ended up with a few more than we needed...

Abe looked so much bigger on the tractor this year than he did last year. It's hard to believe we've been coming here since he was smaller than some of the pumpkins!

Edie is pulling herself up on everything these days and I think she's almost ready to start letting go!

As I was taking pictures of Edie, Abe said "I'm going to ride the horse" and the next thing I knew he'd climbed up there and was having a blast. He wouldn't let us start it up though.

Fall colors are so much prettier in the sunshine! I'm glad the gray skies went away before the last leaves fell. Here's hoping it stays this gorgeous until the snow flies...and hoping the snow doesn't fly until December!

After the pumpkin patch we made a quick stop at the Apple House and came home with some Honeygolds and Firesides - two of my favorite apples! 

 For more information about the pumpkin patch we visited, see this post about it from our trip there last year.


  1. Looks like you all had a great time! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make it to an orchard or a pumpkin patch yet this autumn :(. But your gorgeous photos made me feel like I had! :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great pictures! Pumpkin patches are my favorite. Also Robert Frost.