Our local Catholic homeschool group took a field trip to a pumpkin patch this week. It was a beautiful day, nearly 80 degrees, and the kids had a blast. While our garden has already died back after several hard frosts, things are still growing on the other side of the canyon.
It was a really great deal for $4 a person. We got hayrides, small pumpkin pie pumpkins, a tour of the farm, and then could spend as much time as we wanted in their fall wonderland filled with farm animals, hay slides, a bouncy house, a mini train pulled by a real tractor, and these cute farm animal tire swings. He may look like he's holding on for dear life, but he was truly having a blast!
Wing nut was cleaning out some of his old military issued gear and found these "sport" frames for his prescription glasses. Lil' Lamb put them on and said he was "Baby Anakin" (this would be from the pod racing scene in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace). I think he looks more like a minion. LOL.
I posted a photo on my 365 project of a tomatillo last week and had several people ask what it was. "Is it like a tomato?" They are from the same family as tomatoes, but aren't exactly like tomatoes. They are very tart and I use them in southwest inspired soups and stews as well has making green salsa with them. Many folks will use unripe or green tomatoes as a substitute when tomatillos are unavailable, I'm thankful to have had volunteer tomatillos grow in our weed patch this year.