Pumpkin Patch 2010

By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
October 30, 2010

Every year, we have a family tradition where we pick our pumpkins at a Pumpkin Patch.  This year, we visited 2 different farms and purchased an assortment of pumpkins.  The boys had a blast!

The first farm we went to was Windmill Farm in Arroyo Grande/Nipomo, California.  They had a few cute picture opps, but overall, their pumpkins were a little on the pricey side.  However, it was a fun MOMS Club activity and gave us a great picture opportunity (with the 2 younger boys).

A week later, my sister came up from Southern California to visit and we went to the Pumpkin Patch sponsored by our local high school – Nipomo High School.  The pumpkin patch is located at Holloway’s Farm and all proceeds are donated to Nipomo High School.  What an awesome way to contribute to our community!  Plus, the pumpkins were affordable, there were cute picture opportunities, and a tractor ride that the boys loved…which also takes you out to a rope swing (we didn’t do that this time around).    My sister had a lot of fun with us and the boys loved hanging out with their auntie!  Plus, that was the day my sister pampered me and straightened my hair – only lasted 2 days until I washed my hair and it was back to the curls again! 🙂  One other benefit was that each family received a FREE pumpkin!


The boys were so excited to have their first picture taken in front of the huge inflatable pumpkin and table of fresh pumpkins!



Brian, Sam, and Dallen; Me and Auntie Amber



Auntie Amber and the boys – they love their Auntie!



Amber pulled the 2 younger boys around in the wagon for a little while.  They loved it!



There was a really good assortment of pumpkins.  The prices were reasonable and I love that the money was going to our local high school.



The boys on the tractor ride.  The pumpkins were mixed in with the Christmas trees that Holloway’s Farm grows for the upcoming Christmas season.



The tour guides on our tractor ride….all our Nipomo High School students.



Our pumpkins!  Some of those pumpkins were HEAVY!  It was lots of fun and we took some great pictures to put in our family scrapbook!

No compensation was received this post.  I’m happy to share fun family activities we do and local businesses that we love!  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

4 Responses to “Pumpkin Patch 2010”

  1. Bridget says:

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  2. Kayla says:

    What fun! Those are the memories your boys will look back on and hopefully carry with through their life 🙂 What a great tradition!

  3. *LyndiLou* says:

    I LOVE that the high school gets the proceeds from the pumpkins. What a super fun idea! Oh and how fun to have your hair straightened! You are one of those ladies who looks gorgeous no matter what! 😀

  4. Great autumn, family pictures!
    Wish we had a pumpkin patch nearby! My kids would love it!

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