Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fall FieldTrip to the Pumpkin Patch

Okay, so everyone has been to the Pumpkin Patch by now. Gotta love those photo ops. But, does your pumpkin patch have these?Don't ask me what these are--this wasn't an educational fieldtrip just a fun one. Brynn and Adrie called it a swan, which I think was a very generous evaluation. I think it looks more like a serpent: a rattlesnake or cobra. Either way--it is super fun and Brynn thought this was just the right "pumpkin" for Dad. Does your pumpkin patch have one of these? All the kiddies piled in for a bumpy rumblin' train ride.
How about Indian Corn? Exploring in the fields pictured in the background, we found lots of hidden ears of beautiful variety: red, black, multi-colored, etc. We had them decorating our front porch along with the other pumpkins we found until Kate went out there and discovered to her complete HORROR a mouse picking at the corn. What a feast we had laid out for him. We decided to make the corn an indoor decoration and keep those doors shut!

We went to the local pumpkin patch as a field trip with fellow k12-schoolers in the area. It was fun to get to know other families who do what we do. The numbers are growing. I think we had at least double what we had last year---or at least enough to fill 2 huge haywagons. What a fun day for all of us!






2 comments:

T said...

You're such a fun mom! Our pumpkin farm trip included me and the little M digging in the bins in front of WalMart for something with a decent shape... pathetic? yes, definitely - but the time for being picky is long past!!!

Michelle said...

I'm thinking of homeschooling E because she is too smart for her own good. She is very bored in class and her teacher isn't very nice about it. Any advice about how I should begin (or if I even should)?