With all of the Fall displays out there on all of the blogs, we were inspired to get over to a pumpkin patch I had heard about on the levee along the Sacramento River. Dave's Pumpkin Patch is the place to find all of the exotic pumpkin varieties I was looking for: the Fairy Tale pumpkins, ghostly grey pumpkins, white pumpkins, big, small and everywhere in between, Dave has them.
We only had Sunday to make it to the Pumpkin Patch...so we decided to go rain or shine. Ahem....it was rain.
There was a down side...most of the fun stuff, like the Hay Maze...was a bit flooded.
And the Hay Pyramid was surrounded by mud.
But on the upside, we had the place to ourselves! We found all of the pumpkins we could ever want, and we had the full attention and the gratitude of owner Dave and his sweet kids. There was free apple cider, hot chocolate and popcorn for all of us, and I can't be sure, but I think we got a bit of a discount on the pumpkins for weathering the storm (they were awfully well priced!!!).
Perhaps we were a bit, well, low on good sense. Even the livestock knew enough to get out of the rain:
But I prefer to call it a bit of an adventure. One we will more likely remember.
Dave is the best...and there will be sunshine this weekend I hear. So you can expect that the pumpkin cannon will be in operation, there will be carnival games to play, pig races, pony rides and the fields are still full of pick 'em yourself pumpkins. Hop on over!
Have you gotten your pumpkins yet?