Monday, October 4, 2010

The Pumpkin Patch

This past Saturday, my little family trucked our way to Iron's Fruit Farm, an old fashioned working farm.  It's about a 30 minute drive from our house, and so worth the trip!

There was a festival atmosphere with with bbq and hot dogs for sale.  Across the drive were Revolutionary war soldiers in a reenactment camp set up with tents, camps fires, and period uniforms.  Next to the soldiers, were friendly farm animals for the kids to pet and feed. 

But, the main attraction was the hayride!  They offer a free hayride out to their pumpkin fields where you walk along, at your pace, and select one, two, or more pumpkins.  There are also gourds of various shapes and sizes to pick, if you so desire.

Rain threatened most of the day, but it held off while we were on our adventure.  And, while it wasn't a traditionally pretty day, with blue skies and fluffy white clouds, it was still an awesome wonder to take in God's spendor.

There were a lot of pumpkin flowers that frost will likely kill before any pumpkin will develop...

The grass, weeds and wild flowers were taller than my son and made the search for the perfect pumpkin all the more exciting...

In the end, we accomplished our mission and found our perfect pumpkin.  And, our son found a treasure to take home with him.

Joy in a wonderful Fall family day!