Sunday, October 23, 2011

P is for Pumpkin take 2 :)

Today's agenda was heading to Jackson's Orchard, our annual trip to get pumpkins, cider and occasionally a few apples for home made apple sauce.

I love the orchard, and all the cool, fun, cheap things they generally have for the kids to do. The kids always love the hay ride, which went up a little in price this year, but I am pretty sure last year we had to pay for lil dude to ride, this year he was free, so overall I think it cost the same as last year when they made 6 and under free. 

The slide and play area are the same price, as was the petting zoo and the horse rides. The price of produce (apples, pumpkins etc) went up though. Way up. The kids all wanted the large pumpkins, I just could not justify spending $36 on 3 pumpkins, that will get wasted due to the weather, and having a candle burning in them for hours a week after they have been carved.

We settled for one large pumpkin, and I will head to Walmart on my way to school tomorrow and pick up 2 of their large pumpkins for $3 each.  The apples, were way more than I can ever imagine paying for apples (I assume the wacky weather affected the crops this year) so no fresh warm apples sauce either :( Maybe next year.

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures. I have lots of pumpkin over here too. Thanks for linking up in Exposure 99% weekday, I'm already a GFC follower of your blog, so i followed via networked blog. Hope you have a great week..