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The Great Pumpkin Patch

October 17, 2010

As Sophie gets older, the holiday traditions seem to get more fun. This was certainly the case for our annual visit to Bates Nut Farm pumpkin patch. Bates is a San Diego mainstay. They harvest their own pumpkins – from Big Macs to jack-o-lanterns to squashes – right in their own fields. This pumpkin patch is amazing; pumpkins as far as the eye can see. Surely, the Great Pumpkin would visit Bates on Halloween.

Aside from the pumpkins, Bates Nut Farm has so much fun with a petting zoo, farm animals, pony rides, hay rides, and their famous store filled with nuts (of course), candy, fudge, decorations, you name it! This year’s trip to the pumpkin patch included Sophie’s first pony ride, our first hayride (which I think resulted in hay fever for all three of us), and sliding down the jumpie slide. You’ll notice from our flushed faces that it was not quite autumn weather, but more like the last days of summer.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 18, 2010 9:22 am

    Wow, there’s such a big deal around halloween in the states – we don’t see it as a big holiday period here. Loved all the photos of the produce (and of course the family!).

  2. October 20, 2010 9:30 am

    Leah, what a treat to read your blog about Bates Nut Farm. Thank you for sharing your experience and your fabulous photos. It is stories and pictures like yours that make all the hard work worthwhile. I feel so blessed to be able to provide the experience for families to come and visit our farm.

  3. September 12, 2011 10:56 am

    These pictures are just precious. I will def be taking my little man to a pumpkin patch this year. I have recently started following your blog and wanted you to know that I find great inspiration and warmth in your post. Within the last week I have found myself grabing the computer & reading through your post once my little man is off to bed. It’s me time well spent.

  4. September 19, 2011 8:17 am

    For posts like this, I wish wp had a ‘Love it’ button. 🙂


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