Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Today was a beautiful fall day in the Seattle area, so I suggested that we go to a nearby pumpkin patch! I felt slightly out of place since we had no children that we were chasing around, but we had a good time. This farm definitely has a good business going! As soon as we got there, we saw the pumpkin cannons. There are two of them, and guests can pay $1 for a small pumpkin or $2 for a bigger one. You put the pumpkin in this large metal tube, which then shoots the pumpkin up to 1000 feet! After watching this for awhile, we headed off to the field.

You can walk to the field pretty easily, but Shawn and I decided to take the wagon/hayride. It dropped us off in the middle of the field, and then we headed out. Given the fact that today is the last weekend day that the farm is open to the public, the field was pretty picked over. But we were able to find a couple of very large pumpkins pretty quickly! I wanted a smaller one, too, so we ended up with 3. We didn't grab a wheelbarrow on our way out into the field, so it's a good thing that Shawn is so strong! After paying for our pumpkins and washing them off in the water troughs, we put them in the car and went into the produce shop. We stocked up on apples, pears, and broccoli grown on the farm (or a nearby farm), and then got in line at the snack shop. Shawn had an ear of hot buttered corn, and I got a slice of zuccini bread and a cup of hot chocolate. Final stop before we left was the animals. You could pet the piglets, the lambs, and the goats. I felt a little bad, but I had to laugh at the "special" goat they had there. Is it just me, or was this poor thing probably kicked in the face at some point when it was very young? By the way, have you ever noticed a goat's pupils? It's not just this goat...all goats have rectangular pupils instead of circular ones. Just thought I'd share that little tidbit of information with you.
Shawn and I plan on carving our pumpkins tonight. Hopefully I'll have some fun pictures to post later this week! Of course, Shawn dropped mine when he was getting it out of the car, so we may only have one that can be carved very well. At least, I'll use that as my excuse if mine looks really bad when I'm done. :)


KellieBelle said...

What a cute picture of you guys!! I'm glad you're enjoying Seattle!!


Goats freak me out. If you stare them in the eyes, they just look touched. I can't see your pictures right now because the federal government hates me and never wants me to be happy, but I'll look when I get home.

But I'm fairly certain that the goats will once again freak me out.

BTW, I didn't know you liked zucchini bread?!

Angie said...

I tagged you on my blog. Check it out!

Elizabeth E-W said...

Hi Carrie (it's Elizabeth from facebook, also elizabethew from the Nest, and I'm the one that used to play rugby). I saw today in your grocery store post you said you live in Lynnwood/Mill Creek-- we live in the South Everett/Mukilteo area, so we're fairly close. So if you ever want to meet for a drink or happy hour or anything, just let me know! Email me anytime at !