Even though we visited Montpelier Farm two weekends ago, I still wanted to visit the local pumpkin patch in our town. The boys have changed so much since our visit to Shlagel Farms in 2011! Last year our visit was cut short because we had plans in the afternoon. This year I made sure we had plenty of time to do it all and so we did. Unfortunately Adrian was on reserve duty all weekend, so it was just the boys and myself.
If you know the Stavish boys, you know they love animals of any kind. We spent a good 20 minutes saying hi to all the critters.
We then explored the hay maze. Xander ended up knocking over a bale of hay and creating quite the road block for all the other kids behind us. Such a trouble maker that boy!
Before we climbed onto the tractor we did the mandatory annual measure yourself against the silly animals. Noah wanted nothing to do with standing there.
When the tractor came around we all climbed on board. It was Xander and Noah’s very first tractor ride. Noah was quietly observing the entire way to and from the patch.
I loved riding through the farm, as the farmer told us the story of the 100 year family owned farm.
Soon we were standing in a field of pumpkins and started searching for the perfect pumpkin.
We searched and searched until we found this one. The farmer helped us cut it off the vine, after I nearly severed my hand from the spikes. I had no idea pumpkin searching was so dangerous!
Before we left the farm the four of us took a family photo.
Four you say?! That’s right. We are welcoming another little Stavish pumpkin to our patch in 2013!! We can hardly contain our excitement!!