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Friday, November 2, 2012

Dewberry Farm 2012

Since I will be catching up on some of our October activities on the blog for at least the first week or so of November, my posts may jump around a bit in terms of chronology.  Today's post is about a recent trip to Dewberry Farm last Sunday.  We went to this pumpkin patch last year and fell in love with it.  We were very excited to find out that our new house was much closer to the farm this year and we were looking forward to taking the kids when they were older and able to participate in more of the fun activities.

We went late in the season this year since we wanted my Mom to be able to accompany us while she was here visiting.  Since we went just days before Halloween, we found to our great disappointment that the pumpkin fields were almost completely bare with the exception of a few clusters of pumpkins people had clumped together in order to take pictures.  Even the few pumpkins that remained were almost all either split open or in bad shape.  We ended up not even taking a pumpkin from the patch home with us this time.  

The kids still had a lot of fun running through the fields of wildflowers and running wild through the empty pumpkin patch field.  This year we also paid a visit to some of the farm animals including goats, horses, pigs, and chickens, which they loved.  Another big hit was the "Moo Cow" ride as Chloe called it.  Chad rode with Brady once and Chloe twice, since she somehow managed to finagle a second ride from Daddy per usual.  :-)

We brought along our wagon and did a lot of walking.  By the end of the afternoon, I think Mom, Dad, and Grandma were all tuckered out!  Maybe next year we will try a smaller pumpkin patch.  Even though I like Dewberry Farm it is HUGE and it is always very crowded with lots of people and lines for everything.  We also learned our lesson to go earlier in the season next year if we plan to actually pick a pumpkin!  

Here are some of our pictures from our Sunday afternoon at Dewberry Farm:

Flower field

I really like this picture of my little buddy.

Love this picture of me, the kids, and my Mom!

We found a few pumpkins!

Chloe was convinced she could lift a pumpkin herself.

Running in the (empty) pumpkin field!  


Chloe looking at the baby chicks with Daddy!

Checking out the ducks

Chad ended up riding this cow ride three times, bless his heart!  :-)

Well, those are our pictures from this year's pumpkin patch visit!  Hope you all are having a great day!  

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