Today, all of the kindergarten classes headed off to one of the top pumpkin patches in the northeast. That would be our own Fletcher’s Great Pumpkin Patch in Southampton, MA. The farmers are tremendous to the children and we enjoyed pumpkins, farm animals, unique play structures in the form of hay rolls, and a tractor drawn hayride with our friends.
Many parents and siblings came along for the fun as well. One of our Moms is a blogger and she also wrote a terrific post with lots of great pictures here. Be sure to check it out. The rain held off and the cool temperature made us feel the autumn in all it’s splendid glory. I love the view of the mountains from the farm.
After choosing our own pumpkins and carrying them back to the meeting area, we played on the toys and structures. Then we crossed the road to visit with the piglets and calves. Before long it was our turn for the hayride. The tractor moves slowly so we don’t bounce around too much. The children were great and had lots of smiles.
Finally it was time for the bus ride home as each child carried his own pumpkin. They can be pretty heavy so my rule for them is to choose one that is no bigger than your head. There were lots of smiling faces boarding the buses for the ride home at the end of the day. I selected a rather green pumpkin for the classroom. We will cut it open and learn more about pumpkins as a class.
If you’re looking for more autumn fun in our area, look no further than Outlook Farm in Westhampton. They have hayrides as well as apple picking and lots of scrumptious foods for you to enjoy there or take home. They also have a smoke and chop house and pig roasts to go.
Here’s a Kizoa slideshow of the pictures taken with my iPhone.