We try to visit the pumpkin patch annually, it’s always been on our Fall bucket list. One time we went all the way to the Central Coast to hunt down the perfect pumpkin. Although, there have been a couple years where we’ve skipped it altogether. The month of October seems to get busier and busier every year as the kids get older. They have sports plus other activities and not to mention October is such a good time to travel pretty much anywhere (we went to Iceland in early October). However, this year we had a free day and decided to head down to our local pumpkin patch.
We ran into a few friends as they were leaving and caught up with a quick “Hello! How’s it going” conversation and then went along and did our own thing. We enjoyed soaking up all the Fall and orange goodness that surrounded us. After checking out the over priced pumpkins the kids wanted to visit the petting zoo. Now that is something I can never say no to. We fed the cutest spotted pig, who mostly had his head in the hay, I am assuming noshing on something good. Then we about died over the cutest pot belly piglet. His belly was so big and round and soft to the touch. In another life I would be surrounded by many pot belly pigs as pets.
Since when did the pumpkin patch become all bounce houses and activities that cost you an arm and a leg (take for example the petting zoo was $5 a person). I use to remember not long ago that it was mainly pumpkins, cute scarecrow decorations and a petting zoo along with pony rides that costed way less. Aside from all of that, it was such a good and fairly quick visit and I think that’s all we needed. I am so grateful for every minute of our little outing and that we made it to one more year because I can feel in my mama heart that the days are numbered when my little pumpkins won’t be interested in visiting this place anymore.