the pumpkin patch is something i look forward to every year.  i think part of the appeal may have to do with the fact that it’s a once-a-year kind of deal (or seasonal rather).  plus, it’s so very fall, which is a favorite season for many (as i’ve witnessed throughout the blogosphere).  even the word pumpkin sounds so…pumpkiny!  you know how there are those words you hate to say (in my case, the word rural) and words you love to say?  pumpkin sounds like such a youthful, fun word.  i digress…

my family and i went to a patch in holmdel, nj, which also had hay rides, pony rides, concession stands and a marketplace filled with pies, fruit and halloween costumes.  have a look:

pumpkins everywhere!
caleb and mason had so much together.

jax loves to smile with grandpa!
the view from our hay ride.
 some freaky-looking gorilla guy.  this was about as scary as it got.

roasted sweet corn with butter and salt.
we are terrible terrible people.

-jillian m.

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