10/1/09

The Pumpkin Patch - Take 1


With the boys on brake and Halloween fast approaching we thought we would head out to the Sauvie Island Pumpkin Patch before the crowds hit. It was pretty rainy out but I spotted a patch of blue sky and convinced Poy it was still a good idea. With all the kids and the Tolmans in tow we made the 30 minute drive to the farm.

Unfortunately the rain did not stop, in fact the closer we got the more rain we saw. I was starting to think this trip end up being a waste of time and gas but then the clouds parted and the sun came out....for a minute.

We decided to check out the animals in the barn and wait out the rain. The boys loved it especiall the roosters with their Cock-a-doodle-do!



We took shelter in their farmers market and were able to pick up some corn on the cob and fresh apple but the rain would not let up. Finally I asked when the next hay ride out to the field would be,

"Oh the Hay rides don't start till tomorrow, October 1st. But you are more than welcome to walk back to the Field, it's about a 20 minute walk. I would say you could drive but the path is so muddy you would get stuck for sure."


WHAT!!!!! So that was that, we wandered around for about 45 minutes, purchased some produce, and made our way home pumpkin less. However this is not the end! I have spent my whole life picking pumpkins from a box at Safeway and I am determined to have the whole experience this year, Pumpkin Patch WE WILL RETURN!



5 comments:

MotherBeck said...

I can't wait to get our pumpkins!!!

lynz said...

hehe i love the one of your 3 boys in the pumpkin and that one of dust and becks is so cute too! yay for take 2 coming up soon :)

Joshua and Joy said...

Kaden went there on a field trip last year and loved it. You got some great pictures and it looks like you had fun anyway!

The Little Tracy Fam said...

I am so excited to go to the punkin patch!! It is my favorite thing every year!!

The Tolmans said...

Oh theres nothing wrong with the "box experience." In fact, we are headed out soon to get a pumpkin ourselves....from a box. The are looking good this year, but the weather isn't. We had so much wet heavy snow this morning. :(