Pumpkin Time October 14, 2011
Last weekend we decided to do our annual pilgrimage to the pumpkin patch. We like Rombachs Farms out in Chesterfield, MO because of all the fun activities. They have pony rides, tractor trains, hay rides, a playground, a haunted house, a chicken coop, games, bounce houses, etc. Oh, and pumpkins. LOTS of pumpkins. They have an actual pumpkin patch with GIANT pumpkins if you want to pick your own. Otherwise, all the pumpkins are already picked, sorted by size, and priced. What I love best about Rombachs is all the photo opps. They make these big pumpkin towers with lots of cute Halloween accessories for great family photos.
Or, at least they would be great if a certain someone looked at the camera.
A little better.
The only thing I don’t like is that this place is a little pricey on their pumpkins. I mean, they’re great pumpkins, locally sourced, fairly perfect in size and shape, but I like a good size pumpkin and here they run about $4 for a Goober Head Size, $9 for a Merrsidote Head Size, and $12-$15 for a Hubby Head Size pumpkin. I generally like my porch pumpkins to be Hubby Head Sized or larger, so that’s some serious cash for something that is likely to end up smashed by neighborhood kids. So this year (after learning the hard way last year) we let Goober pick out what we called a “ceremonial pumpkin” for $4 and we will be heading to some Big Box store to purchase the rest of our pumpkin haul. But it is definitely worth the gas to get out here, pumpkins or not, just for the fun of watching Goober run around checking everything out.
merrsidotes’ Pumpkin Patch 2011 set
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