This weekend I took Princess D to Bates Nut Farm to get a pumpkin from their pumpkin patch. This weekend was their scarecrow contest and art faire. It was a gorgeous fall day and we got their early to avoid the crowd.
This farm has every size and type of pumpkin you can imagine. Princess D loved balancing on the giant pumpkins, using the fairytale pumpkins as stairs, checking out the different kinds of gourds, and gathering as many little pumpkins as her arms could hold.
I had a great time taking photos. The weather was simply gorgeous -- cool in the morning and sunny in the afternoon. There were so many booths and animals to take photos of. My mom and I did some shopping for nuts and pumpkin pie at the farm's market. We finished up with a picnic while listening to music by a local country band.
Did I mention we have a new goldfish! It was one of those game booths where you toss a ping pong ball in a cup of water. Delaney was trying, I was trying, my dad was trying ... and in one simple toss my mom won a goldfish. Princess D has named him Hagrid (yes, we are still working with the Harry Potter theme) and he now resides in my bedroom since he can't live with the guppies.
It was a lovely day at the farm. We headed home with Hagrid the goldfish and a car load of pumpkins. Now, I can't wait to make jack-o-lanterns!