Fall Fun: A Trip To The Pumpkin Patch

by Carrie with Children with comments closed

This past Thursday, the girls had a school-wide field trip to a local farm for a morning of fall fun.  There was a crop maze, hayrides, a great pumpkin patch and a playground!  The perfect place to celebrate the change in seasons. Pumpkin Patch 2013

Thankfully, during there was a guide for the crop maze portion of our field trip, I was so confused and turned around by the time we made our way out!  It was really fun exploring and I was excited to get a few good pictures of the girls too.  The crop field was all sorghum – I had never heard of it before, but it apparently holds up better than corn!  Who knew?

Maggie and Molly Crop Maze

This was the first time my girls had ever visited a farm.  During our field trip, a few of the farmers hosted storytime to teach kids about the ways of life on the farm.  Maggie was thrilled to come home and tell Daddy that she met a real farmer!

It was a school field trip that was meant to be fun, but I think they learned some things too.  And best of all – they were able to experience something new.  I’m already looking forward to going back again next year and I think the girls are too!

Molly at the Pumpkin Patch

I was completely unprepared for the field trip – I went without no cash!  And of course, the pumpkin patch was ‘cash only’, so we didn’t come home with any pumpkins.  Shame on me!   I think we are going to take the girls to pick out pumpkins closer to home later this week. They are excited to decorate and carve pumpkins for Halloween.

Have you been to the pumpkin patch this year?