Monday, October 15, 2012

The Pumpkin Patch

We went to the pumpkin patch today. What a great time it was. We got to meet a new homeschool family. We got to go on a hay ride. We got to spend the afternoon with friends.

It was a really long drive to get to the pumpkin patch. It took us nearly an hour to get there. We were the first family from our group to arrive. Pretty soon a mom walked by with two kids who looked like they should be in school. She saw my son and I sitting there and decided to see if we were homeschoolers. We had a great time getting to know each other. We found out that our new friend was an accidental homeschooler. She didn't plan on homeschooling but some things happened that made homeschooling the best option for her family. A few minutes later another family from our group arrived. Soon everyone was there and we went off to investigate the place.

The first place we stopped at was the duck races. I don’t know what I was expecting. But it wasn’t what we found. There were a series of tubes that had hand pumps at each end. The kids had to pump the hand pumps to send the little rubber ducks across the tube. I think the kids could have spent the whole day right there. Until they saw the corn box that is. Imagine a sandbox only it was filled with dried corn. They had little dump trucks and graders in the corn box. Our kids had a great time playing in it.

Next we went on a hayride through the spooky forest. We saw graves and tombstones and haunted houses. Even a toxic waste dump.

After the hayride we went to the corn maze. Before we knew it we had spent five hours at the pumpkin patch. It was time to pick out a pumpkin and go home. My son slept most of the ride home. He was totally exhausted.

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