Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Last Friday afternoon, my family visited the farms at Greenbluff to pick pumpkins and apples.

I remember visiting Greenbluff as a teenager, but I never went back until last Friday. Now that we've gone, I don't know why I stayed away so long. There's something deeply satisfying about going to the field to pick food from the ground with our own hands, even if we didn't grow it ourselves. In any case, we supported our local farmers while creating a happy memory for our children.

We first visited Knapp's Farm. They had quite a variety of pumpkins, squash, and gourds already picked and ready for purchase.

The farm also had a collection of old cars and tractors. The kids loved taking turns sitting at the driver's seat.

The kids also loved running through the straw bale maze at Knapp's Farm.

Of course, the pumpkins are the main attraction. The kids wandered through the patch looking for the perfect pumpkin to bring home.

A yellow pumpkin flower was still blooming.

The pumpkin flowers are covered with thick hair. I'm actually surprised that Rhonda agreed to wear this hairy flower for the picture.

Grandma Treat with the kids...

Dakota pulled the cart up the hill.

Dakota and grandma sitting on a hay bale.

I got to push the cart up the second part of the hill.

In the end, we bought about 100 pounds worth of pumpkins, some for carving and some for eating. We paid about $30 total. We also bought honey made from bees living on the pumpkin farm.

The sun was shining that day, creating picturesque scenes amid the many orchards, farmhouses, and barns. From now on, we plan to return every year.

After the pumpkins, we picked apples at the Pit Stop Orchard.

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