Wednesday, October 28, 2009


About 2 miles north of town there is a farmplace that during the fall season, gets transformed into Pumpkinland.  It is something we look forward to doing all together as a family. We had our doubts as to if we would make it this year, between the Captain's lousy schedule and the endless days of rain, little bit of snow, and cold weather we have been having.

There is always lots to do. Petting zoo, corn maze, baked goods, crafts, and then, of course, the search for the perfect carvable pumpkin.  The girls love it.   Having grown up on a farm, I sort of tend to forget about the appeal the farm animals have for the girls. They could have fed those goats all day.  And would have been real happy about it.

Howdy there, Mr. Goat.  Did you know that goats have really weird looking eyeballs?  Their pupils are rectangular. I did not know.  Some farm girl I am.

Hello Mrs. Duck.  You wanna play a game of Duck, Duck, Goose?  Bet you never heard that one before.

We did observe a period of silence for the poor frozen pumpkins.  Isn't that a shame?  Cold, hard green pumpkins.  But some vegetation survived the killing frost.

Not completely sure what this is - some sort of cabbage maybe - but think it is beautiful.

And a great time was had by all.  We have to take our family time when we can get it in this household.  Some times things go better than others.  But this one was just about as close to perfect as you can get.  It's a tradition. Can't wait until next year. Stay tuned for Pumkin Carving 101.


The B Keeper said...

What ? Where's the Turd Beast ? I thought for sure you saw him there.


@nnie said...

so cool that's happening all over the country in different pumpkin patches everywhere. sorry to see the black ones... we don't have those here. but we did have a lot of mud this year.

Dandy said...

I am totally haunted by the frozen pumpkins.

I didn't know that about goats eyes!

Mrs. E said...

Looks like you had fun watching your girls have fun! The growing up years are the best!!