I was dreaming of our former pumpkin patch. For years we went to a great pumpkin patch that was deserted during weekdays. We always had fun and took lots of photos. This year, our special spot has sadly become a housing development. A few years ago there were numerous pumpkin patches within a couple miles of our house but they are all covered in homes now. There are still lots of fields by our house but they are all planted with corn. This year it has been a challenge for us to find a new pumpkin patch.
After driving all over creation and asking people where we could find a pumpkin patch, we ended up going to an apple orchard that also had pumpkins, and was dog friendly. We pulled in on a weekday right when it opened and the parking lot was already full of school buses! We were hoping it would be deserted, but it was not. The building wasn’t real inviting either.
All the workers were busy with the school groups, so there was no one for us to ask questions to. We decided to wander around in search of the pumpkin patch on our own. We did not find one, but we did find a bunch of pumpkins on the grass. Mom was not real thrilled with this place, but we were here and we were going to do some photos. There were mini humans all over the place and they were all off leash too! Mom is not a fan of mini humans because they distract us when we are supposed to be posing for photos and most parents don’t watch their little ones, so Mom has to make sure they don’t step on us or run into us because if we jump on them we would be in trouble.
We call this a failure. I’m working with Mom to find a better spot because this is just not what we were looking for. We sure miss our old pumpkin patch!