At the last minute, we decided to go to meet our friends at Plumpers Pumpkin Patch last Saturday morning. The day was sunny, and perfect for a visit to the farm.
Apparently, everyone else thought so too, as it was challenging to find parking. After just a little slippage in the mud, our Rendezvous was parked, and we tumbled out to explore in our rain boots. Best decision ever. The mud was crazy!
We bought our tickets in the farm store where they were selling all sorts of autumn delights–like caramel apples, fresh cider, and local jams and honey. The kids had a blast on the tire and tube play structures. There was a hay fort, rope spider web, rope maze, and a petting zoo. We tried our hand at the pumpkin bowling and also watched pumpkins being launched at vehicles via pumpkin cannon.
Both boys came home with a caramel apple and a small pumpkin each. Stephen and I tried the farm’s cider. Then we drove for a bit, taking in the beauty of Oregon in the fall.