A DAY AT THE PATCH
Growing up in California, along the coast, the closest to a pumpkin patch was picking pumpkins out of a bucket, already sorted out by color and kind. I never thought I would get to see a real pumpkin patch until I moved to Colorado. The idea of riding in a tractor to the patch and walking through fields of pumpkins, in search of finding the perfect one sounded awesome!
The day started out with Alex and I going to Anderson Farms. If you live in the Colorado area this is definitely one to check out. The grounds were massive and the patch had tons of options to choose from. We started the day by checking out the market, and going through the corn maze. It was so hot the day we went, reaching temperatures of 85 degrees. We started casually walking through the corn maze, not necessarily expecting much. Once we found our first checkpoint I became determined to finish my very first corn maze. We spent roughly 2 hours perusing through the maze. Every time there was a breeze it felt glorious and every checkpoint meant we were almost there!
Once I was sweaty and overheating, we rested in shade for a little while. This step was so necessary for my pale Scandinavian skin.
Alex and I figured since it was getting later in the day we should catch a spot on the tractor to go to the patch! When we got on the tractor I swear I turned into a little kid, looking around at anything and everything with a huge smile expanding the width of my face. As we continued to drive, I was in awe of how many different kinds of pumpkins there were. I ended up finding out that the patch we went to had about 70 different kinds of pumpkins, squash and gourds.
As we left the tractor, we started wandering around looking at all the shapes and sizes. It was so fun figuring out which one was our favorite. We don’t have an area at our condo for them, so we opted out of buying one but still enjoyed finding which one we could both agree upon. I honestly think that I found a new fall tradition for the two of us and would love to continue pumpkin picking into our future.
WHAT I WORE
For pumpkin picking I thought it was appropriate to incorporate a burnt orange colored top with purple and maroon embroidering. I love the detailing on it and the bell sleeves!! The boots I am wearing are an older pair from Bar III, however I will link a similar pair here. Also, make sure to check out my last post to see some of my favorite pieces (including boots) for the season!
What is a fall tradition of yours? Let me know in the comments!!
Have a Great Weekend!