Pumpkin Patch 2011

2011-09-24T23:37:32.397-07:00

Pumpkin Patch 2011
It's that time of year again, the time when I crawl out of my den and start going to outdoor activities on a regular basis. This marks the end of my summer hibernation that begins on July 5th and ends whenever it is cool enough to wear hoodies again. This year my fall is packed full of activities so I had to do some re-arranging to my normal schedule. This means that I ended up going on my annual pumpkin patch pilgramage a few weekends early, which was an entirely different experience than what it has been like for the past six years.

Pumpkin Patch 2011
First up is a quick walk around the area. Most of the stuff (all of the stuff) is for kids but the animals are nice. The jet black duck as really cool. I have been trying to Google what kind it is for about 30 minutes (internet century) and have only found black east indie ducks, but they have a green sheen to them, which this guy did not. This is going to kill me if I don't find out.

Pumpkin Patch 2011
Also there was this rooster. I love the colors in his plumage.

Pumpkin Patch 2011
Then there was this turkey... which looked nice save for the fuggly, standard issue turkey head. So gross.

Pumpkin Patch 2011
The goats were having a lot of fun. They seem to really enjoy this climbing structure, but it is always hard to take a picture of them on it because as soon as people arrive they come running for food.

Pumpkin Patch 2011
I got a good picture of this guy last year, I guess he wanted to make sure he had a good photo this year as well.

Pumpkin Patch 2011
And then there was derpy goat....

Pumpkin Patch 2011
And reserved, but still interested in what is going on, goat....

Pumpkin Patch 2011
After that it was onto the hay-less hayride, where we got a nice look over the overgrown pumpkin patch. Yes... there are pumpkins in there.

Pumpkin Patch 2011
See. Can you find the terrifying spider in this picture? I will give you a hint... he is waiting for someone to pick up a pumpkin. Spiders have been really bad this year... as in really bad. As in, my office mate sent me a picture of one she killed outside her apartment that she had to throw in the garbage with a shovel, bad.

Pumpkin Patch 2011
It was really nice to get first pick of the pumpkins. There were so many giant ones hidden that it was hard to pick just one. I was however a bit disappointed as my favorite kind of pumpkin, Cinderella (yes that is their name), was not available. They just decided not to plant any for some reason.

Pumpkin Patch 2011

Pumpkin Patch 2011

Oh! Looks like we have spotted the elusive Nimasprout out foraging for her pumpkin.

Pumpkin Patch 2011
Our pumpkins secured we rode back and picked up some well deserved treats at the little food shop they have on site. The whole thing is run by a family and their friends, and the food is really good for a seasonal business.

Pumpkin Patch 2011
This years pumpkin haul. We usually get weird pumpkins and went with some big ones that were still a nice dark green. Hopefully they will stay that way, but it is ok if they don't.

Pumpkin Patch 2011
I treated myself to some pumpkin pecan praline fudge... I took two bites and almost died... so I saved it for later and very nearly died on several more occasions until it was all gone.

That was pumpkin patch adventure 2011, though I may visit a few others this year, this one is always the most important.



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