I think I’m doing pretty good with this blog a day thru Halloween thing but the week isn’t over yet so we’ll see how things end up. With that being said it’s time for part two of my pumpkin patch adventure!! If you haven’t read part one (and if you haven’t why the hell not?) then click here to do so now.
Back? Okay, now that that’s out of the way let’s continue with part two shall we? I know I said we were gonna get on the hayride before it got too crowded but I forgot about something pretty cool that should have gone in part one but will go here instead.
See thos things? Those are pedal powered tractors. The idea is you get on one of these things, pedal like made and race other people around an oval track. Did I do any of those things? Oh hell no! Now in my defense I did try to sit and pedal one of these things and it didn’t work so well. They were clearly not intended for adults because the seat leaves much to be desired. Instead I settled back on a tire and watched the kid pedal like made around the track like a madwoman.
I know you can’t really make it out that well but if you look in the upper left hand side you can see the tractor we’d be climbing into for what we thought was just a hayride. Boy were we wrong!
Nothing like the smell of wet, moldy hay to start your morning!! Add to that the metric butt load of people crammed into the back of the wagon on a warm sunny Colorado day and the “fragrance” from the llamas and goats and you get an interesting aroma combination.
Despite what you think it’s tough to get a good shot of things when your packed like sadines in a stinky wet wagon so you’ll have to excuse the random hands in the above picture.
Lucky us we were also in a convoy of other wagons equally packed with people but our wagon ended up lagging behind so it all worked out for the best. The corn you see in the pictures here? I’m not sure if all of it was Indian corn but when we ended up stopping we were told to grab a bag and pick as much Indian corn as we liked. I wish I would have taken pictures of the Indian corn I picked but I didn’t, needless to say the ears I picked were far superior to anyone elses. Don’t believe me? Look at this face, would I lie to you?
What we thought was a simple hay ride turned out to be a pick your own produce extravaganza! We started out with the Indian corn and the next stop on the trek was potatoes!
I know you can’t really make it out that well in this picture but if you squint you can see some little brown things in front of the big yellow thing, those would be the potatoes. Fortunately the had already dug them up for us because I don’t see wagonloads of kids and adults digging up their own potatoes.
Next stop on the wagon train?
Onions! One of these days I’ll have one of those high quality, 50,000 mp cameras that lets you see the nose hairs on a fly. Until then you have to put up with these lower quality pictures, but trust me when I say those are indeed onions in the dirt.
No that’s not a field of weeds (or even Dreams), those are carrots, dill and parsely. I don’t know if you’ve ever had the chance to pull your own carrots but the ones we pulled out that day were monsters!
After what seemed like hours we finally got to the pumpkin patch proper, all the big ones were picked and on sale at the market but there were still quite a few decent sized ones to pick from.
The pumpkin patch was the last stop on our wagon ride and we pulled back into the main area to unload, between the kiddo, her mom and I we ended up with a pretty respectable stash of produce.
I don’t know if all pumpkin patches are as awesome as this one was but if you’ve never gone to one I’d highly recommend going to check one out. If you don’t have kids, borrow one to take with you, it’s more fun to watch them run around like mad than anything else, I know I had a blast watching the kiddo.
I know I mentioned celebrities in the last post and that may be stretching things a bit but I do have to give them kudos for trying.
Yes folks it’s Herbie the Love Bug! If your not familiar with Herbie or if you’ve just seen the Lindsay Lohan version do yourself a favor and check out the older movies, they’re well worth it.
Okay so maybe Herbie was before your time, how about something a little more recent?
It’s Mater from Cars! Okay not really but pretty close. They had quite a few of these Cars mock ups out front and the guy who did them actually did a pretty decent job of recreating them. Take a look and see what you think.
Not too shaby huh? If your in CO next year around this time take a trip out to Miller Farms, you won’t be disappointed.