Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pumpkins galore.

We went to the pumpkin patch last week before we headed to Missouri.
Or was it the week before?
Gosh, my brain is fried! I don't even know.
We went to the pumpkin patch sometime in October, okay?
And it was stupid cold. (by the way, "stupid" is the adjective we use in our family to describe the extreme of anything. "I'm stupid hungry." "This cider is stupid hot." "It's stupid cold outside." We is real smart people.)

Local people, if you haven't been yet I highly recommend this one!


I've had a lot of people want to do Fall pictures in a patch, and this is a great one.
Plus, it's free!



I broke a cardinal rule of photography.
Normally I shoot in full manual mode. "They" say (whoever they are) to never step back once you start shooting manual.
Well I did. I stepped back, took the lazy route, and shot in full sports mode the entire day.
And you know what? I liked it!
I wouldn't do it all the time, but for a day relaxing and hanging out with my family, it was nice to not have to think about the photos. Just shoot and go.




You actually get to go out and cut your own pumpkins, which was fun.
A lot of places have them already cut.
This patch gives you a big ol' set of whackers and sends you out in the field!



Ted, the donkey.



I've decided that when we retire I want to open a pumpkin patch.
For real.
The Man thinks I'm crazy, but I'm totally serious.
How fun would that be?!
Serve hot chocolate and cider, set up picnic tables, decorate like mad, The Man can do hay rides...
I'd do pictures of the families for a small fee.
Soooo fun!
I can't wait to get old now.



By the way, my shop has been stupid busy lately. Ha!
Right now, I absolutely love etsy.
Things are selling out right and left, so it's definitely not too early to start Christmas shopping!
Happy Wednesday!!

25 comments:

Jody said...

We haven't gone to the pumpkin patch yet. That is going to have to go on the "must do" list. Looks like you had fun☺

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

Darling pictures!

CocoJ126 said...

perfect family pic!!! and i love your retirement plan...though go for pumpkins/christmas tree farm....

♥Karm said...

awesome. i wish there was a pumpkin patch around these parts. you guys are having so much fun. I love your photos!! ans yesm owning a pumpkin patch does seem like so much fun! =]

Kristen said...

Looks like a wonderful time - and your photos are beautiful!

I agree - opening a pumpkin patch would be a blast!

Jenny said...

That pumpkin patch looks like so much fun!! You should open up a pumpkin patch! How much fun would that be?!?! =)

Brenda said...

I am right with you on wanting to own a pumpkin patch some day! (not opening my whole place up to everyone, but having a nice sized patch where families can walk around and pick out their CHEAP pumpkins.)
I always buy at least 4 a year to carve even though my daughter is 16 and 'too old' to be carving them. Every year her and her friends end up taking over my carving fun and end up having a blast (as well as getting into pumpkin seed throwing fights lol)
Great auto shots :)

Erica said...

that's so funny... whenever i "step back" to a manual mode on my camera it's always the sports one! great pictures, looks like a really fun day!!

rentz said...

I have been wanting to go there SOOO badly, but our schedule is stupid crazy.

amy d said...

i'm with ya on opening a pumpkin patch...that would be wicked fun.
our wicked is your stupid :)

Whimsical Creations said...

i think opening a pumpkin patch would be so much fun!

Great shots!

sapphirelizard said...

ah yes...it was stupid cold for our pumpkin picking outing this year too. We were all decked out in hats and gloves just like you guys. If only we had waited another week, it was at least 20 degrees warmer...but still a far cry from last year. Last year we went pumpkin picking in shorts and t-shirts!

Love your photos, as always!

tara said...

GREEEAT photos Beki! love me a pumpkin patch, we are going this weekend! And yeah for your shoppe being so busy!! :)

Laura said...

looks like stupid fun

missbmckay said...

hahaha! how fun!

Jennifer P. said...

Pumpkin patch pictures are the best! I have loved seeing everyones--yours in particular!

Thank you so much for the sweet comment today. I have been such a bad blog reader (and will be till school is over with), but I SO appreciate that I still have readers. They do my heart good.

All the best to you!

Robynn's Ravings said...

GREAT pics!!! My fav? Boy on a tractor. Terrific!!!!! And I absoLUTEly think you should open a pumpkin patch. And have a trebouche to launch pumpkins! Now THAT's STUPID fun! :)

Kristi REDISKE said...

The pictures of the pumpkin patch are so great-where is it located. I may be coming to Newton this weekend-is it near town? Love all your pictures-you do a great job. I am trying to take pictures manually-it is so frustrating-takes me so long to get adjustments made-makes my family crazy-HA!

Kristi REDISKE said...

The pictures of the pumpkin patch are so great-where is it located. I may be coming to Newton this weekend-is it near town? Love all your pictures-you do a great job. I am trying to take pictures manually-it is so frustrating-takes me so long to get adjustments made-makes my family crazy-HA!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

Beki you are adorable..love seeing you having fun!!!

LuLu said...

Great family fun and photos! You sound so happy! and i'm thrilled your shop is selling like hot cakes! i'm planning my Christmas list and your shop is at the TOP,
xo,
LuLu

Spadazzle said...

Looks like so much fun! We have no choice but to get ours at the store this year :)

Dianne Avery said...

This place is awesome!! There is nothing like it at all in Los Angeles, I'm jealous!

Liz said...

Ok. The slide pictures were my favorite. AND looking at your next post, I LOVE Silver Dollar City! Especially this time of year, so fun.

Mama Bear said...

Looks like you and your family had loads of fun at the pumpkin patch. Funny, but my husband and I were thinking about the same thing...buying a place that is big enough to grow loads of pumpkins, and having our own personal patch. Of course, we'd also have a bow-hunting shooting range throughout the year, as well as other cool stuff.