Thursday, October 21, 2010

Plumper Pumpkin Patch

We discovered Plumper Pumpkin Patch a few years ago and it quickly became our favorite. It is easy to get to, there is plenty of parking and there are lots of activities. When you first walk in you will see a pony ride, lots of pumpkins, the barn and food areas. Richard and I refer to most pony rides as slave ponies, but we let the kids ride here because the animals are well taken care of. Most of the pumpkins are already picked, but you can go into the patch and check out some really unusual ones in the patch. My mom and sister went home with some really beautifully colored squash.

What really sets Plumper apart are the fun activities. For $5 you can go on a hayride, do pumpkin bowling, duck races, go down some awesome slides, hay mazes, farm animals, playhouse and tractor tricycles. The hayride is my favorite. Usually we buy a sticker for the kids to do everything and then we all go on the hayride. The view from the top of the hill makes my heart sing. It reminds me why I love where I live.

If you go on the weekend you can watch them do the pumpkin trebuchet and the pumpkin cannon. It is free to watch and always so much fun. For an extra fee you can do the pumpkin slingshot and the barrel train. How much you spend is really up to you. Our family has specific things we love to do, so we make sure to set aside time for that.

Another thing that we always find amusing is that there is usually a goat that hangs around the barn and climbs on a ladder. You can also see the turkeys for free.

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