Beautiful Sunday at the Pumpkin Patch

dfinney
dfinney @dfinneyOctober 2019 · 3 min read

With just days until Halloween and the sun shining after a week of rain, today was perfect for one glorious activity...

Visiting a pumpkin patch and corn maze! 🎃 🌽

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Welcome to Craven Farm.

We hopped in the car and drove about 35 minutes northeast. Our destination was Craven Farm . The farm is located in an agricultural area just outside of Snohomish, WA. Today was “Pooch Day in the Patch”.

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Puppy Rules

We have two dachshunds and are always looking for puppy adventures. This was right up our alley. Plus, family recently moved to the Seattle area from Perth, Australia. THEY HAD NEVER BEEN TO A PUMPKIN PATCH AND CORN MAZE!!! That is... until today. 😃

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The lay of the land.

If you look closely at the map above, you will see Craven Farm has heaps of activities! Here is a small sampling:

  • Kid’s maze
  • 15 acre corn maze
  • Hay rides
  • Apple sling shot
  • Apple Cannon
  • Mini Golf
  • Human Foosball
  • Farm animals
  • Fire pits
  • Pumpkin Patch

We decided our first adventure at the farm would be the 15 acre corn maze. So, we trudged through the mud to the maze’s entrance. The dogs were loving the adventure! The humans were wishing we had worn more suitable shoes.

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Into the corn.

The maze oddly had an Alice in Wonderland theme. Every once in awhile we would get to open areas within the maze that each featured a different character from the story. The nice thing about this is new characters meant you were making progress on escape from the maze!

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Alice in Wonderland features.

Getting out of the maze took forever. Several of the paths were covered in ankle deep mud. I almost lost a shoe twice! However, spirits were high.

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The Fam.

After getting out of the maze everyone was hungry. Fortunately, the farm had several meal options. I got a hotdog and the most delicious pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese frosting. 🤤 They also served soup in bread bowls, kettle corn, chili, pulled pork sandwiches and pumpkin pie!

After food, we stopped past the apple sling shots. For $5 you were given a bucket of 12 apples. The Aussie relatives got THREE buckets!

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The sling shot set up.

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Looking out towards the targets.

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Ready, aim, fire!

Following the apples, the family split up for a bit. Half the Aussies hopped on the tractor hay ride and two teens hit up the mini golf. Myself, my hubs and the dachshunds wandered towards the pumpkins.

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Watching the family head out on the hay ride.

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Views of the central farm grounds, and of the mud... 🤣😂

Craven Farm sells 50 different varieties of pumpkins! We saw pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes. Even our weenie dogs closely examined the options.

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Kodi Bear 😍

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Gorgeous gourds!

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Pumpkins priced by size.

After 3.5 hours at the farm it was time to say our goodbyes. We farewelled the fam, farewelled the farm and farewelled the mud. (Well, a lot of mud came home with us! 🤣😂🤣)

It had been a stunning day. The sun was shining. The sky was a deep blue. Snow covered mountains could be seen in the distance and the colors of autumn leaves in the midst of it all were perfect.


See ya again next year pumpkin patch! 👋🏻

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The drive home.

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Pooped pooches back at home. 😍🤣😂


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What a perfect day in the pumpkin patch! It is so nice to see your beautiful smile, @dfinney! Have a great Halloween celebration, my dear and take care.😍😍😍
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ace108
ace108 @ace108October 2019

didn't realized there can be 50 over types.
selling by size seems like more work than selling by weight.


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dfinney
dfinney @dfinneyOctober 2019

Yeah, I thought selling by the size was a little funny too.

PS - thanks for being the instigator of the beautiful Sunday tag. 🤗


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ace108
ace108 @ace108October 2019

You're welcome. Thanks for joining in the fun.


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Sure looks like a fun place to visit with so much to do, the Muddy Maze would have been more fun without the mud I guess

Thanks for sharing ;)


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dfinney
dfinney @dfinneyOctober 2019

The mud added an extra element of.... extra... 🤣😂🤣


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LOL Yeah I know what you mean have had walks like tat as well recently


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I've been to a similar Pumpkin patch, they're a lot of fun for both me and my kids a some years ago. Kids aren't as interested anymore now but great memories.


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Didn't know you were a momma :)


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And hoping to age gracefully while I'm at it.


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Looks like you all had a total blast! Those apple slingshots sound fun as fun gets! Love taking the kiddos to halloweeny thingies. Is odd to see Alice though, was that tricky Cheshire Cat wandering around too?


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dfinney
dfinney @dfinneyOctober 2019

The Cheshire Cat was there! Closer to the end and the DEEP mud! I didn’t get a pic because by then I had to carry my poor short legged pooches. 🤣😂


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This looked like a lot of family fun! Great photos! It’s always nice when there are food options :D

My kids would have loved the maze and the hayride. Thanks for sharing your fun!


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dfinney
dfinney @dfinneyOctober 2019

Thank you for popping past @crosheille. Inevitably we go into the maze and get hungry half way through. There needs to be food IN the maze! 😂😄


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Haha that’s hilarious! 😂


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