Pumpkin Patch

Last weekend we went to the pumpkin patch at The Farm in Snohomish, WA. We have been going there for the last eight year. You can see some of my past posts about the pumpkin patch here and here.

I’m pretty sure the pumpkin patch is one of Jimi’s favorite places. He’s been talking about going back to the pumpkin patch ever since we left it last year. It probably didn’t help that we kept a picture of him at the pumpkin patch on the refrigerator…

It was a pretty gloomy morning the day we were going to go to the pumpkin patch. We decided to wait until after nap time to head to the patch, which worked out in our favor because it turned into a beautiful fall day.

It was Jimi’s second time going to the pumpkin patch that week because he had gone with his preschool on a field trip there. Cecilia was only two months old when we took her last year so this was her first real trip to the pumpkin patch. Both kids had a great time looking at all of the animals and running around the pumpkin patch field.

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Pumpkin Patch 2012

We’ve had some gorgeous fall days the last couple of weeks so we decided to go to the The Farm at Swan Trails pumpkin patch (same place we went to last year) this last week before the weather turned for the worse…. Which happened about 2 hours after we left the patch.

We got Jimi an early reader book about Halloween in which the dog Biscuit goes to a pumpkin patch. So Jimi was pretty excited when we told him we were going to go to a pumpkin patch. This pumpkin  patch is pretty awesome. There is a petting zoo, hay maze, kids play area, corn maze and of course pumpkins. We skipped the corn maze and just stuck with the petting zoo because we figured Jimi didn’t care. He loved getting to see and touch animals. They even had baby kittens that they were letting kids hold. Jimi waited very patiently while all the other kids cut in front of him until it was finally his turn. The kitten immediately went to sleep on Jimi’s lap and Jimi just wore this proud expression while holding the kitten. He loved getting to run around the pumpkin patch and trying to pick up all of the pumpkins. We could have done without the kid kicking pumpkins which Jimi tried to imitated but thankfully he stopped quickly.

Jimi is still talking about the pumpkin patch so we may just have to go again before it closes.

There’s a baby in there somewhere

Jimi and Grampy

Jimi and the kitten

I’m sure Cecilia would have enjoyed it too, had she been awake. Thanks for going with us Dad!

Carving Pumpkins

James and I finally got around to carving our pumpkins we bought a couple weeks ago at The Farm that I mentioned in a previous post. Since knives, pumpkin guts and toddlers don’t really mix we waited until Jimi was asleep and carved our pumpkins in our room. We took the liberty of carving Jimi’s pumpkin for him.

Our three pumpkins

Pumpkin guts

We multi-tasked by watching two movies off our netflix que

My finished product

I saved the seeds from all of pumpkins to roast the next day. I rinsed them and soaked them in water over night. I usually soak them in salt water but I decided I wanted to make cinnamon sugar ones this year…. Those did not turn out so great. Our oven runs hot and they got a little burnt. They smell good at least. I also made a batch with just salt and cayenne pepper. Those are delicious.

The lighted pumpkins. Mine is the left one, Jimi's is center, and James is on the right.

James and Jimi

Jimi was pretty fascinated by them.

P.S. Sorry about the poor picture quality, my mom flew back to Virginia with my camera in her purse, so I’ve been taking pictures on my cell phone.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Patch

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, the air is crisp (when it’s not raining), and the pumpkins are abundant. Snohomish county has many pumpkin patches and corn mazes to choose from. The Farm in Snohomish/East Everett area is great! Granted this is the only one I’ve ever gone to, but it has a lot to offer and doesn’t seem as crowded as many of the other Snohomish farms. There is a bakery (it was closed when we got there though), a petting zoo, slides and tractors for kids to play on, a pretty accurate corn maze of Washington state, duck races (yes duck races), and reasonable prices. Did I mention the best apple cider I’ve ever had? I don’t usually like apple cider but this was yummy!