Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

I have always heard of the pumpkin patches in the area and this year, we decided to venture out to one for a change of scenery and see what they are all about. So, after recommendations from friends and neighbors, we went to Maple Lane Farms in Greenback, TN ( to do a hayride and pick out our own pumpkin. We got there just in time for the last hayride out to the patch for the night on Friday (thankfully) and got to see the farm in great Fall weather! Ellie got to see cows for the first time and she also discovered hay! The mountains were beautiful as a backdrop to this place. We got to the patch and we had fun picking out the perfect "Cragwall Family" pumpkin. Ellie had a blast touching the pumpkins and observing the other families picking out their own. We put her on a blanket in the patch and she just wanted to touch the pumpkins around her the entire time. We rode back in to the farm and then enjoyed some BBQ for dinner while Ellie sat on the ground and ate her puffs. There was plenty going on to keep her attention long enough for us to eat! Overall, it was a great trip and we plan to make it a tradition for our family. Yay for Fall!!

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