Even though we bought our pumpkins at the grocery store this year, this past weekend we headed out to the pumpkin patch anyway. It just seems like the thing to do once autumn comes.
We always seem to end up on Sauvie Island, which is filled with farms, some small, some so large that their fall celebration seems more like a carnival. The first farm we went to was like that. It was the big one, the farm everyone heads to the island to go to. It was super crowded and there were a lot of people milling about sucking down sausages. I'm not gonna lie, we succumbed to various meats (the menfolk) and greasy elephant ears (me and a couple of crumb snatchers):
After our bellies were full (well, partially) we left and headed to the other side of the island to go to Krueger's Farm. Krueger's is my favorite and this is our second year going there. It's still really crowded but it has a laid back vibe. Monty calls it the hipster pumpkin patch. Whatever, I still love it. I think that if I were to live on a commune, I would want it to be with everyone at this pumpkin patch.
(It's going to be a sad day when the girl stops letting me pick her clothes. Her outfits put me in a good mood.)
Floppy haired boy band who reminded me of Mumford & Sons.
While Jay and Monty ate more meats and I sipped on a very dark beer, the girl ran through the flowers:
Lastly, the corn maze:
As you can see by some of these pictures, the grey skies and rain have come and I, of course, couldn't be happier. I feel renewed this time of year. I have more energy and creativity.I love Fall.