Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Time!

It is that time of year - that special time when parents of young children feel themselves compelled to take their kids to a pumpkin patch. I think it's something especially attractive to those of us who live in the city. Something about the month of October says, "Go to a farm! Doesn't matter if it's a real farm or a pretend farm! Just go to a farm!"

What's great about the pumpkin patch that we like to visit is that it is actually a working dairy farm. Somehow, to me, that feels a bit more respectable. The Van Ommering Dairy Farm opens Oma's Pumpkin Patch for the month of October each year. And each year, they seem to add a few fun activities for visitors, which are made better because there is one price for entry; everything is included (even a small pumpkin for the children to take home!).

So if you, like me, have little voices filling your head begging you to get back to your farming roots (even if those roots are several generations behind you), I suggest a visit to Oma's.


Blogger Nathalie said...

No pumpkin patches in France, Felicia, but for the first time I saw some "Halloween pumpkins" for sale at Les Halles flower shop. And indeed they are different from our local pumpkins. Easier to carve, I gather ?

Your photo is gorgeous BTW !

Thu Oct 15, 08:12:00 AM PDT  

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