Greg and I have established a tradition of going to pick our own pumpkins every October, and it’s something that we both really look forward to. This is our sixth year of keeping that tradition! We’ve gone to a few different places over the years, and went somewhere new this weekend, upon the recommendation of our good friends Mic and Brie.
Last year, we went to Mayne’s farm (which is also where we got our Christmas tree!) and really loved it. But, when I was talking to Brie during our hike the other day, she suggested that we all go to Jumbo’s, because they also have a little petting zoo. That sold it for me! She also made the brilliant suggestion of going late in the afternoon, and then coming back to have food and beer afterwards.
Around 5:00 on Saturday, we all headed over to Jumbo’s. When we got there, I immediately made a bee-line for the petting zoo! There were cute little piggies:
a Border Collie (just like my dog Scotty from when I was a kid!)
There were also cows, donkeys and horses… I loved it!
We got on a hayride to take us over to the pumpkin patch
The view was so beautiful out there
And a perfect opportunity for me to try out the panoramic feature on my iPhone!
If you haven’t updated your iPhone to iOS6, do it! The panoramic feature will be on your camera under “options.”
I quickly found mine.
Greg also found his pretty quickly, but as usual, kept seeing others that he might want instead.
And, us usual, he ended up going with his original choice (which was a good one!).
The proud pumpkin pickers:
Mic and Brie got one big pumpkin to share.
We left the pumpkin patch and came back to our house for dinner, which was delicious! Tempeh/edamame tacos with all the fixins’ and some delicious rice that Brie made.
There aren’t many things in life that are better than tacos. Well, except maybe BEER.
We tried the Oatmeal Stout, the Pilsner and the Floral IPA (all of which were delicious!) along with a few different seasonal/pumpkin beers. I do love a beer tasting!
The photo sucks, but we were all in a lovely dessert coma after this. What a perfect way to end a great evening with friends.:)
Do you go to the pumpkin patch every year? What are some of your favorite fall traditions?