Fall is in the Air

As sad as I am about saying goodbye to summer, autumn is a beautiful time of year full of family traditions, delicious food, and gorgeous scenery. The air feels just a little more crisp, vibrant shades of yellow and orange leaves speckle the streets, and the house feels cozier thanks to spicy candles and fuzzy fleece blankets. In my family, a fall tradition is going to a local farm to pick pumpkins and run through the corn maze. Yesterday was the annual fall farm trip, and we had so much fun! Normally the farm is full of people on weekends, but we were smart to go on a Sunday- everyone was at home watching football and it was almost like we had the place to ourselves!

These baby goats were twins (a boy and girl) and were only 10 days old! They were running all over the place, chasing each other, and climbing on everything. So cute!

The tractor ride out to the pumpkin patch took us past these cows. The driver stopped and gave us “cow candy” and we could feed them right out of our hands. As soon as the tractor stopped, they all came right over. They know what they’re doing!

Here we are coming up to the pumpkin patch. The tractor driver told us it was a great year for pumpkins. There were thousands of them! I also loved the white farm house in the distance.

Here were just some of the pumpkins we had to choose from.

These peach-colored pumpkins were so beautiful and unique.

My niece had a front-row seat on the tractor on the way back to the farm. She was pretty proud of her peach pumpkin!

We split up into teams and raced through the corn maze. My team won!

What a great way to start the fall. I’m looking forward to carving pumpkins, cooking chili, and putting up some festive decorations.

Reader feedback: What are your fall family traditions? What do you look forward to the most during this season?

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6 Responses to Fall is in the Air

  1. tammy says:

    What a great day! This was a tradition when my kids were young, we should really start it up again! It was always so much fun!

  2. Chris A says:

    Wow! What a fun and perfect day with family! I always look forward to baking and especially baking with pumpkin! It always is hard to bake with the summer heat but once the weather starts to cool, I get that itch.

  3. Growing up our biggest Fall tradition (outside of Halloween + Thanksgiving) was going to the Christmas Tree Farm on Labor Day weekend to ‘tag’ our tree to cut down in December. You can decorate the tree to claim it and we’d bring Halloween decorations to cover ours with – then go back the first weekend in December to cut it down. It’s a tradition I’m hoping to pass along to my kiddos!

    • My Green Gypsy says:

      That’s really awesome, Erica! I’ve never even heard of doing that before. What a cool idea and a great way to get excited about the holidays!

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