Last weekend we crossed 2 items off our fall list: Visit a Pumpkin Patch & Make our way through a corn maze.
Growing up in rural Kansas the pumpkin patches I visited were real pumpkin farms where you walk out and literally pick pumpkins from the vine. I haven’t since elementary school and Jake’s never done it. SO after some research, yes research, we’re so near Denver it’s a little difficult to find the ‘perfect’ farm, I found Mile High Farms. We drove out to Bennett, a town not much larger than Pomona, KS and just as quaint. I’m not joking or exaggerating when I say it’s literally the perfect place for pumpkin patching.
We did the corn maze. Jake took us to the farthest point out and I pioneered us back out (without a MAP may I add!) 2 years ago we attempted a corn maze, however the corn was only about 5’3″ (taller than me) but shorter than Jake by about a foot–not fun. The corn at Mile High Farms was a good 12″ to 16″ taller than Jake WAHOO!
He didn’t know i was snapping this shot, that is the look of a man who just found his version of perfection in a pumpkin! (cute right?!)
And of course I had to find the BIGGEST pumpkin. As I marched Napoleonic toward the biggest beasts many had outgrown their own shell and exploded out one side or another but this 24.6 pound one hadn’t yet!
As we carried these back to the weigh station Jake let me know next time (and especially when we have kids) the rule of thumb will be only pumpkins you can carry back. I replied with ‘next time we’ll bring a wagon!’. As we nestled these guys in the car I realized pumpkin picking is very similar to shopping for a television: surroundings play a huge part in the perception of size.
Carving and seed roasting is up next!!