Yesterday, I told you about the super-fun, awesome Skype date I had Friday night. But today, I want to tell you why you should all start calling me Cinderella, and Ammon Prince Charming.
We went to pumpkin patch #1 on Saturday. This patch was at one of the oldest farms in Loveland, Osborn Farm (Spoiler alert: This farm will make appearances in future posts. Be ready). Ammon went with me, and they had really fun wheel barrows for us to use for pumpkin hauling.
We headed out to the field, right behind 2 women and 3 little kids. I'm not sure if you know this, but kids are awesome in pumpkin patches, for many reasons. However, we don't have all day, so I'll list my top 2 for you: 1) All children should be required to run around large fields at top speeds on a regular basis. Since most children don't have this opportunity, a pumpkin patch for them is like a swimming pool full of catnip for your favorite feline friend. 2) Children take the selecting of a pumpkin very seriously. They will debate the merits of different pumpkin characteristics for long periods of time. So much so, that they may cause you to worry that the pumpkin you are in the midst of selecting is somehow inadequate. It isn't.
So, at pumpkin patch #1, I was overcome by good variety, and ended up purchasing 3 pumpkins. I don't like the way 2 of any item looks. I prefer odd numbers when decorating, and as I use pumpkins first for decoration and later for eating, it only seems natural to play to the odd numbers. Boom.
I thought that the use of wheelbarrows for everything on the farm was just delightful, so I made Ammon take a few other pictures while I settled our bill.
Grant Family Farms, for their Harvestival celebration. I'm proud to say that our farm planted an entire field of potatoes this year to donate to local area food banks. Harvestival is the time when they harvest the field with their members, and celebrate the Harvest time! We had free tickets as members, so I couldn't pass it up... even with Ammon staying at home to study.
Now that I've shown you everything BUT the pumpkin I picked out, I guess I should get around to showing you that. As part of our free admission, I got to pick out one large pumpkin to take home.
So there you have my weekend of pumpkins. Don't worry, I'll probably end up with more before fall is over. This love I have for pumpkins borders on a sickness.
What can you just not get enough of during the fall?