I adore pumpkin patches! Some of my most fond memories from childhood are of my family, friends and I going to the pumpkin patch. I don’t remember any specific details, just the overall feeling of excitement, seeing lots of pumpkins and running through the corn fields trying to get lost. Looking back on those times fills my heart up.
Nine years ago, one of my closest friends and I decided to start the annual tradition of going to the pumpkin patch together. It started out with just the two of us, sometimes another close friend would come along, and then the significant men in our lives started to participate and now she is a mother and her two children also join in on the fun. This tradition means so much to me. The fact that we have kept it going is so special and now that we get to share it with her children and experience it from a child’s perspective makes it even more magical.
Have I mentioned how much I love pumpkin patches? I try to make it out a few times every October to get a healthy dose of pumpkins and corn fields while sipping on some hot apple cider.
This year was full of sunshine and so much excitement. My favourite part remains to be picking out “the Great Pumpkin” (or pumpkins in my case!)
Do you go to the pumpkin patch during the festive season? What’s your favourite part?