|these are johnny gruelles (named for the creator of raggedy ann & andy). we got one each to represent our little family.|
it's finally feeling like fall! well, as autmun-like as it ever feels here in sunny socal, that is...
this week we welcomed october in with a trip to a pumpkin patch. we checked out a new patch (new to us) that was a little closer to home than the one we went to last year. we loved it!
lavender hill pumpkin farm is a family-owned farm has been around for about 7 years. it's located in fallbrook, ca and they have about 3 dozen varieties of pumpkins. if you're looking for a patch with rides, games, and food, i suggest you go to bates nut farm out in valley center. it's a huge farm with a ton of activities. but this place was perfect for just picking out some pumpkins (and maybe swinging on a swing). everything is personalized. they even name their pumpkins!
we found a few favorites and though we will still probably go to a big crazy busy patch later this season, i still highly recommend this farm to our local friends.
|just a few of the many varieties|
|what's better than swinging in the sun in the middle of a pumpkin patch?|
|"i want to pick up this one!"|
|a few of the tiny ones that made it home with us|
we also got a couple of larger ones for carving/decorating. last year i tried something different with melted crayons. this year i think i'll do at least one pumpkin in a different way too. happy october!
|last year's experiment|