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The weather has been unusually nice for this time of year--and I don't trust it! So, when we had a sunny and warm Saturday afternoon, I figured that it might be the only chance for a relatively non-muddy trip to the pumpkin patch.
Pumpkin patches are BIG BUSINESS here and most of them are quite the production. However, we found one near our house that surprised us. It was small and run by a retired couple. They had a hay pile for the kids to play in, as well as playhouses in the field (which my kids loved). There was also a barrel train and a pirate ship. I'm not sure what the pirate ship had to do with pumpkins, but my son--who tried to stowaway on it--loved it. They also grew their own pumpkins (many of the patches around here have to ship in pumpkins to "supplement their crop") and charged a very, very reasonable rate for them.
All in all, it was a fabulous family outing!