Not much says fall and Halloween to me like visiting a local pumpkin patch. This year we lucked out and I won 2 tickets to Ganyard Hill Farm in Durham so we headed there a week ago for a morning of family fun.
We took a hayride, enjoyed the corn maze (really more of a corn path, but it was a perfect stroll) where our son picked some corn to feed to the goats, plucked a bit of cotton, and of course each picked a pumpkin.
|Posing with our 3 pumpkins on the hay bales.
We also explored the weird & exotic patch – quite a fun mix of colors & textures.
He drew the face design. Then I cut the top so we could scoop out the insides. He helped me separate the seeds for roasting before we scraped the inside and carved the face. Finally, Trent helped him start squeezing out some glitter glue (leftover from one of the old kits that, of course, he had to use once he saw it – honestly amazed this stuff hadn’t dried out). So, yes, we have a one of a kind, sparkly jack o’ lantern this year.
|Freshly picked on the left and with one carved on the right.
We ended our fun with roasted pumpkin seeds, of course. A first for our son.
And a bit of a science lesson for our 4 year old – from picking the pumpkin off the vine at the farm, to carving & scooping, to roasting and eating. Fall is off to a fun & festive start here.
What is your favorite fall activity?