Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pumpkin Patch '08

This is our 3rd year visiting Hodges Dairy Farm for our pumpkin patch adventure. Today it was quite chilly and windy for the outing, but we already had planned to go, so we bundled up and headed out. After checking my blogroll tonight, I notice we're not the only ones who went on a pumpkin adventure today!!

I mentioned last year that Hodges Dairy relies on the good ole honor system. You pick em' then YOU price em'! It's still so strange to me to walk up and someone say "what do you want to pay me for those", just wild and I love it! In all fairness, they do have a few example pumpkins laid on the ledge that have an average price on them for their size/weight, and that gives you an idea of what to pay. However, today when I went up to pay the lady said to me "how much do you want to pay for those? whatever you think, whatever you can afford, we trust you." Wow, I felt all warm and fuzzy inside - over pumpkins.

Here's a few photos we took from our visit, I have posted the rest on the smugmug site. The boys had a terrific time even though it was cold and windy today. the toddler had fun finding comkins everywhere(pumpkins), big E had fun pulling them around in the wagon and pointing out the right ones to us. There was a replica of a giant spider at the front lot where we parked, and little J was apprehensive to go near it when we first came close to it, but once big E went up and touched it he was sold that it was safe. We ended up getting a couple of big pumpkins for carving, and each boy picked out their own little pumpkin!

Don't forget to check out what we did earlier today, big E had his belt test in TaiKwon Do!

**not crying above, it was very windy!


Heather said...

I am so happy we have the internet so I can see my handsome nephews from 1,000 miles away in these great photos! Beautiful! Made my day!

Julie@Cool Mom Guide said...

I LOVE the one with both boys. You're so talented. The sunflowers terrify me, so I'll be sure to avoid that area if I take the boys to the farm :)

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Custom Blog Designs said...

Great photos! Love pumpkin patches!

Heather said...

I had to come back to see the photos again. I love them!

Brianisarockstar said...

Pumpkin Patches beat pumpkin parking lots. Sadly, the concrete jungle is all we have. My kids used to go to a real farm. Now they go to walmart .... This is depressing.

I am against Walmart