Pumpkins!

Once again, it’s that time of year, when pumpkins are popular and you can find them nearly everywhere you turn.   For at least 13 of the past 15 years, we’ve taken our kids to a local pumpkin patch, to ride the horse-drawn wagon, to get our pumpkins.   There were a couple of years, when we didn’t go either due to not enough time to do it, or money was tight (the grocery stores tend to sell them for less, and we don’t have to pay for horses to take us to them).  Also, as the years move along, we find ourselves wondering if the kids still want to go to the patch, or do they feel too old for such things.   Every year, we decide that the patch is a family tradition, and it’s fun!

So last weekend, we planned to go to the patch.  The weather had been dry, so we thought that we could get by wearing our sneakers instead of rubber boots.  What we discovered was that no matter what the weather, when you go to the patch, always wear your boots and have your jeans tucked into them, because it’s always muddy.

A very foggy morning at the farm!

A very foggy morning at the farm!

Apple Cider donuts help warm a body on a chilly morning.

Apple Cider donuts help warm a body on a chilly morning.

Every year, this farm seems to add something new.  This year, a goat pen was added.  The kids enjoyed them, and fortunately weren't asking to have any as pets.

Every year, this farm seems to add something new. This year, a goat pen was added. The kids enjoyed them, and fortunately weren’t asking to have any as pets.

"Do you have a snack for me?  Cuz you know, there's a snack dispenser to your right........next to the empty Purel dispenser."

“Do you have a snack for me? Cuz you know, there’s a snack dispenser to your right……..next to the empty Purel dispenser.”

Farm Monitor

Farm Monitor

Next month's endangered bird

Next month’s endangered bird

This is part of what makes the price of the experience worth it!

This is part of what makes the price of the experience worth it!

A foggy morning over the sea of orange!

A foggy morning over the sea of orange!

Aren't they beautiful?

Aren’t they beautiful?

Nature's decorations

Nature’s decorations

Proof that, even in dry weather, we should have worn rubber boots!

Proof that, even in dry weather, we should have worn rubber boots!

Bye-Bye Pumpkin patch!

Bye-Bye Pumpkin patch!

Here they sit on the porch, waiting for their makeovers

Here they sit on the porch, waiting for their makeovers

Elizabeth 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Homeschool Photo-Of-The-Day Challenge

For the past few months, I’ve seen these Instagram photo-of-the-day challenges.  At the beginning of the month, I am determined to do them, as I like to take pictures.  However, by day 2, I’m so busy with other things in life, that I forget.  So, once again, one of these challenges makes an appearance, so I’m going to really try (really, really, really try) to post a picture daily.

For those who are interested, the details of the October Homeschool Photo-of-the-day challenge are available on Sprittibee’s blog at this link http://sprittibee.com/2013/10/homeschool-instagram-photo-a-day-challenge-october-2013.html

So, being in line with today’s challenge, here is a picture of my grandparent 🙂

Grandma Theda and I

Grandma Theda and I

Elizabeth