For the fourth year in a row, we headed to Hollin Farms to pick out our pumpkins. Hollin Farms is a quiet alternative to the seriously crowded pumpkinfests in the area. While Hollin Farms might not offer all the same play structures and activities, it does offer a fantastic pumpkin patch, an awesome corn maze, wagons (a favorite of my kids) and the most amazing view ever.
This trip was Baby Anne's first trip to the pumpkin patch. Last year, I was about eight months pregnant and, as we wandered endlessly through the corn maze on the side of the mountain, I began to think she might be born there. But she arrived at a hospital closer to Thanksgiving than Halloween.
Truly the corn maze is our favorite part of the trip. This year it was a challenge mostly due to the rain. As you can see from the pictures, we dressed appropriately but it was still challenging. I pushed our heavy duty stroller through the muddy paths--uphill and downhill. Meg and Clare slipped several times in the mud and fell completely down...much to their delight. We made our way out of the maze about five minutes before closing time. The nice woman working the pumpkin stand was just about to go looking for us.
It was another year of fantastic memories and I am sure we'll be back at Hollin Farms again next year.