Last week we took our first trip to the pumpkin patch. After watching the Charlie Brown Halloween special for years we finally set out to find out own Great Pumpkin! Having never gone to a pumpkin patch before we did not know what to expect.
We got out of the car on the road side in a more remote area and the air was filled with delicious smells. Obviously these pumpkin patches are located in farm areas which means tons of good farm smells like cows,
horses, manure and such. Since I am a scent hound it was especially exciting for my big nose!
We walked down the path a bit and then took off into the field. It was a bit rough walking with the dirt all bumpy and lots of stuff that was once growing and was now dried and dead laying on top of the dirt and then of course there were lots of pumpkins. There we so many pumpkins – big ones little ones, smashed ones, some were really ugly, some
looked almost perfect and we were supposed to choose some. At this point we remembered we were searching for the Great Pumpkin but we did not see any that resembled that. I was thinking of Snoopy and which one he might choose. We did finally choose 4 nice ones after sniffing out a whole bunch of them.
On the way to the place to pay they had this little set up with hay and cornstalks which looked like the perfect set up for a photo, so
mom had us pose for a photo there before we left.
We got home and unloaded the pumpkins. Mom ripped the dead Geraniums out of the flower pots – finally – and then she put out the pumpkins. We came out and posed again for a nice shot with our new pumpkins. I don’t know if we will carve them or not. Mom is not real good at that and she tends to cut herself when she has a sharp knife in hand. Besides, it is too early to carve them
If any of my dog friends have not gone to a pumpkin patch you should have your parents take you, it is an interesting adventure. Just make sure that you “do your business” before you go into the patch as humans do NOT like anyone “marking” the merchandise. We behaved like angels so we get to go again next year 🙂
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Love those pics!! I’ve seen that movie too, but I’ve yet to go and help choose one, maybe I can go this year and we’ll get a Great Pumpkin?! 🙂
Wags to all
Your pal Snoopy 🙂
Thanks Snoopy, hope you got to go pick your own pumpkin!
How fun that you got to go to a pumpkin patch! We always have a hard time picking out the perfect pumpkin too!
I wish we had one here! I’ve love to go to a pumpkin patch, looks like great fun! And love the pic of your front porch 🙂
Here in the midwest there is lots of farmland so we have this stuff all over 🙂
What a Great Adventure you had Emma! Even though the Great Pumpkin evaded your efforts of finding him!
Bet those pumpkins would make a great pumpkin pie!
Hmmm…never thought of eating our pumpkins, will have to check with mom on that!
Wez like Misaki, in the UK we have nothing like that..Oh what fun 🙂 Pop by and play at our pad xx00xx
Mollie and Alfie
Hey Emma, Jet here.
Mom LOVES pumpkin patches. She went to real ones like yours when she lived up north. She asked me to share that she lived vicariously (VBP) through you and your wonderful photos.
In the tropics, our pumpkin patches look like Christmas tree sales areas, usually in a big parking lot. 🙁
Glad your mom could relive the pumpkin patch times – there are advantages to living up north.
indeed… (from Mom since I’ve never had the opportunity!)
That sounds like a great trip. I bet there were a ton of good smells. The other day I was reading a magazine and I saw a special dremel (sp?) drill just for carving pumpkins. I am not good with the knife either and thought, oh I should look into that…lol.
We may just paint them to be safe!
It’s hard picking out the perfect pumpkin but it looks like you guys got a few “Great Pumpkins”!
We did with mom’s help 🙂
What fun to go to a pumpkin patch, our humans and human brothers all use to go pick out pumpkins from a huge pumpkin path. they never did take us but I bet there we a lot of terrific smells. Love the pictures:)
Maybe it is time for you to try the pumpkin patch 😉
Maybe it is 🙂
I love your story at the Pumpkin Patch! My Gwennie will be looking out for the great pumpkin on Halloween!
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Your pictures are awesome Emma! We wish we could get mom to take us to a pumpkin patch but we aren’t too good at doing our business where we aren’t suppose to! They probably wouldn’t let us in!
That’s a cool adventure!
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How pawesome that you were allowed in the pumpkin patch! I doubt any pumpkin patches around here would allow us. Long Island is NOT very dog friendly. I think my peoples should move.
The US is not too dog friendly in general : ( Mom tries really hard to find places where we can go, so I understand!