Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

 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?


Callie Grayson said...

you front entry looks fab!! I love the grey pumpkins and the fairytale!!
wish I lived closer to visit Dave's!! but we do have our share of pumpkin patches here in illinois!


Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oy! Now THAT is a "bit" of rain! I am truly impressed! Plus...the pumpkins are gorgeous!

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

This looks like a rootin'-tootin'-rainy good time!
Gorgeous pumpkin display, btw and such chic wellies on the girls.
Sadly, we've only bought one pumpkin this year.
It's too warm here this year in Texas for me to get into the carving spirit...can't believe Halloween is upon us!

Cheers, Alcira


Debra Phillips said...

well katie at least the crowds were not there. that photo on top of the hay bales is darling and the cow in 'city hall' is hilarious!

Splendid Sass said...

Love the way you have your entryway decorated. Just beautiful. Sounds like a fun but messy time for all.
Thanks for sharing.

vicki archer said...

It looks like great fun....despite the downpour....love those pumpkins, xv.

Kate from Party Resources said...

So fun! Love this time of year.