What do you do in October?
Why go to the Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze of course. This year we ventured to Lone Pine Farms in Junction City where we found Pumpkins, Corn Maze’s, Goat, Horses, Cows and more! There is no better time of year than this in the Pacific Northwest, well o.k. maybe Spring. The season is a perfect accompaniment to the Mid Williamette Valley; change is in the air. The leaves are starting to explode with glorious reds, yellows and oranges. The air is cooling down but not so cold that you can’t venture outside. Somedays are dreary and rain soak but usually not the full day at least not yet. And for those of us who know what is just a few short weeks or days away we make the most of these wonderfully brisk autumn days.
What better way to spend a early October morning than to spend it with your two favorite people at a pumpkin patch and corn maze. Julie was not on her best game as the curse of working in a school has gotten to her. For those of you who don’t know what that is well then you are lucky. The perpetual cold! Not only to teachers get great pay and loads of time off they also get to be human incubators for the common cold, but that is another post. Today we get to explore the pumpkin patch.
We arrived at about 10:30 AM after a great home cooked breakfast of Blueberry Sour Dough pancakes and Turkey sausage with Auntie Jo Jo. Julie, Trent and myself then left for the Pumpkin Patch. We attempted to bribe and guilt Auntie Jo Jo to join us but she insisted that school was to important and head back to prepare lesson plans.
The farm was great fun. We started by spending a little time with the Goats. They had a very cool display of goats and quite a pen they kept them in there was even a goat bridge (as seen in the photos). Next was the corn maze where we only made it through 1/2 in about 1:15 minutes, it was rather large. They had is set up in a way that had queue cards of various subjects a predefined points throughout the maze. Your answer to the questions determined wether you were to go right or left. Anyway it turns out that Julie and I are not very good at Trivia and Trent is even worse. We were much better at using the ‘Process of Elimination’. After the corn maze we attempted to get Trent to go on the kid wagon ride but he just isn’t ready, maybe next year.
We didn’t quite make it to the pumpkin patch since it was about a 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile walk but we did find a rather nice stash of pumpkins near the car so we enjoyed the photo op there. Great place, great fun and hopefully next time the school curse is not with Julie so she will have much more fun.
Enjoy the photo’s