Last weekend, Domenico and I took a drive out to Schnepf Farms for their annual pumpkin patch and chili festival. We were probably the only couple there without children, and boy, did it make me appreciate the freedom of childless youth. I mean, we got to go on all the rides we wanted without worrying about those pesky little people! But really, it was only slightly embarrassing for two adults to sling tennis balls at cardboard pumpkins. And it did get me in the autumn spirit.
Of course, not toting little ones along didn’t keep us from participating in all the festivities. We definitely cuddled with some goats in the petting zoo, went on a few little rides, and wandered through the corn maze.We ate pumpkin chili and pumpkin pie, and Domenico snapped a horrifying picture of me eating an ear of corn (sadly, not included here). There may have even been some slightly uncomfortable pig races and dog shows involved. But when you do a pumpkin patch, you just have to go all out.