Okay. Don’t judge me…I had NEVER been to a Pumpkin Patch until today.
I KNOW, right?
Let me tell you…it was a BLAST!
First of all…I had no idea about all the hype Pumpkin Patches create. It took us over 30 minutes to get in to Rock Creek Farm where the Pumpkin Patch is. (we live 4 miles away…)
This place is HUGE! They had multiple patches, a Corn Maze, a Petting Zoo, fresh pumpkin bread, decorative gourds, and cotton candy, of course.
I learned a few lessons from this adventure:
One: Wear functional clothing. You are literally walking in a dirt field. Also, when you find your pumpkin, you have to carry them to your car and they are covered in dirt. Machine washable clothing, peeps!
Two: Plaid is obvi the preferred Pumpkin Patch uniform. (we all dressed like this totally by accident)
Three: Bring some work gloves. It helps when you are inspecting the pumpkins. The fields are full of cockleburs and those are no fun stuck in your skin. Also, it’s nice to have the gloves when you are touching the pumpkins..my fingers sunk into many soft, rotten pumpkins…EW!
Four: Treat this adventure like a tailgate! Many Pumpkin Patchers were having picnics out of the back of their cars or enjoying an ice cold bev while searching for the Perfect Pumpkin!
This Pumpkin Patch was SO BIG that we could’ve been there for days searching for the best pumpkin. Whenever you made it to another field in the patch, you would see piles of discarded pumpkins as people found a better one and ditched their previous choices. It got very intense at times..
But let’s be real…most of the time we were just acting plain silly.
My pals were really patient with me and were good sports taking all these photos. That’s lesson #5…Go to the Pumpkin Patch with your best pals and please, don’t bowl a rotten pumpkin into someone else’s kid.
I will be making a point to visit the Pumpkin Patch every year from now on! Maybe next year we will brave the corn maze!
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