I love Halloween, and always have. For me, the costumes, the candy, the excitement and fun make for a winning combo. When I was a kid, we had a big, old dresser that sat down the hall from my bedroom, just outside the attic. The drawer I could reach was filled with costume parts for making just about any Halloween costume my three siblings and I could dream up. Such fun!
My family bought our four pumpkins, one for each of us kids, at a local stands or from the grocery store. We didn’t have pumpkin farms, at least none that were open to the public. As far as I know, these farms remained closed to the public when my kids were growing up.
But now… Google “pumpkin farms xxx (insert your zip code or the name of your city)” and you’re likely to find one or two within reasonable distance of your home. This thriving open-to-the-public business brings in much-needed money for local farmers. By the drain to our wallets as we indulge our adult kids and grandkids each year, what a wonderful windfall it must be.
This year, the weather cooperated beautifully. Here are some photos from our afternoon excursion last weekend:
This is part of a display that greets visitors on the way to the “feed the chickens and ducks” area (cost of feed: $1 per small cup). Note the adorable kitties napping together in the blue stroller.
Kidlet-size maze, complete with giant sunflowers, various kinds of squash, growing along the way, and corn right there on the stalk.
This piglet is one of many. Its mama and siblings are somewhere, but not in this photo.
Pint-size goats, placid and good-natured. A huge hit with kids, and nice photo opps for grownups. :-)
Tons of pumpkins to choose from.
There are also assorted wagons in which to stash those pumpkins and haul them to the waiting cashier.
A great time was had by all!
Until next Thursday, and wishing you a Happy Halloween, filled with fun, laughter and great candy,
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