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We’ve been itching for weeks to take a trip to the pumpkin patch, but rain sidelined us. Rain has basically ruined the past few weekends here, so we decided to head to a pumpkin patch during our trip home this past weekend.
I’m pretty sure it’s been raining in NJ too because everyone was out at the farm.
I really did want to head over to the farm early, but Ri needed a nap earlier than usual so we had to wait around.
We got to the farm around 12:15pm and headed straight to the crowded patch. The only pumpkins at the patch were the large heavy ones. I wish there were smaller pumpkins around for Ri to grab.
Ri was amazed by the amount of pumpkins. I think he thought they were balls and kept saying “Oh wow!” as he ran in and out of the large pumpkins. He tried pushing and kicking the pumpkins, but they didn’t really budge.
We walked around and actually decided on getting a large pumpkin. We weren’t going to being so far from home, but I think the moment washed over John and he wanted to get one for the seeds. We also picked up a small pumpkin for us, one for Grandma, and a few small gourds for table decoration.
We let Rion run around and burn off some energy before heading back inside to pay for our pumpkins.
Apple Cider Donuts
I think if you breathe and love fall, you’re all about apple cider donuts. We discovered apple cider donuts last year at our local farm. You order your donuts and they’re made fresh in front of you. It’s a little bit of fall heaven.
We now don’t go to a farm without apple cider donuts!
The farm had the apple cider donuts, but unfortunately were not made to order. No big deal, we never turn down a donut.
Last year, Rion was too young to munch on an apple cider donut. After this year, it’s safe to say Ri loves them and will join us in only going to farms that sell apple cider donuts.
We decided against doing the hayride just because we didn’t have much time. Also, taking a toddler who has no idea how to sit still doesn’t seem like a lot of fun for me.
Have you been to your local farm this fall? Share your story in the comments!