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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