Saturday morning we rounded up the kidlets, shoved them into the van and headed out to the annual Madigan FRG trip to the Schilter Family Farm Pumpkin Patch. We have gone to this event in the past and loved it then so we HAD to go this year seeing as this will be our last fall here in Washington.
The day itself was crisp, but not cold. The sun was out and the sky was a fantastic shade of blue that I have only really ever seen here in the crisp months of mid-fall and mid-spring here in the Pacific Northwest.
The Schilter farm is a great all day activity. They have:
A fantastic pumpkin selection,
A petting zoo,
A hay bale maze,
A Giant corn maze(Owen says that is redundant.) a corn launcher, a kids play area with fun activities,
A kiddie train pulled by a small tractor that is strong enough to pull Owen holding Liam and a kid in every "car",
A hay bale ride pulled by a really big tractor,
Plenty of places for parents to take cute photos of their kids,
A picnic area to eat at, (they had a slightly pricey, but very tasty place to buy food at if you did not think to bring your own....)
(ps. That is Owen's First Sergeant.)
A pyramid of hay bales to climb on,
And of course a shop to buy your pumpkins and all sorts of other farmers market type things from.
We came home with a pumpkin (26lbs for 29 cents a pound!) Apple Butter, Blackberry preserves, Carmel Corn Nuggets, a baby tiger pumpkin, two bags of cotton candy and something else.... oh yeah! Ring pops!
It was a day well spent.