Have I mentioned I love pumpkins?
I’m a just a little bit obsessed with pumpkins.
This year my little backyard pumpkin patch only produced 2 pumpkins. Not like last year’s crop. I was a little disappointed; but there was one pumpkin for each of my little pumpkins, so it worked out.
I was in my seventh heaven last week when we took a family trip to the pumpkin patch. This pumpkin patch is amazing. We went on a weekday so it was really quiet.
On the weekends they have more going on. At one point, we were the only ones there. It was peaceful. The sky was beautiful and gray. It even started to sprinkle for just a bit. Just enough to give the air that rain smell.
This pumpkin patch is the real deal. No jump houses or hoopla. Just pumpkins.
To make the day even more perfect, we stopped for Starbucks coffee on the way home and sourdough bread from Boudin to go with lunch.
We will probably head back to the Mulerath Pumpkin Ranch one more time this month. You see, my October isn’t complete unless I take multiple trips to the pumpkin patch. Yup, just a little obsessed.
And of course you have to break out the pumpkin books. Most of these I used while I was teaching. They’ve been great to use with my kids at home.
From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara
Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson
Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell