On Sunday, October 9th, we headed to the Davis Family Farm with families from our church group to pick us some pumpkins! This was our first time at a pumpkin patch, with Benjamin or not, so we had fun taking the hay ride to the patch, slogging through the muck, holding the (surprisingly!) prickly pumpkin vine stumps, and watching our pumpkins be weighed on a cool old scale.
Benjamin wasn’t as impressed by all the mud. The combination of his rain boots still being a bit too big and the layers of muck, I’m sure made it hard for him to walk. But he is also a boy who, so far, prefers no “yuckiness” on him 🙂
The man driving the tractor asked us if Benjamin would like to take a turn driving (2 different kids got to “drive” it on the way to the patch and back). We enthusiastically volunteered Benjamin for the job, so he and Donnie got into the driver’s seat. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get Benji in the picture, but just trust me that he’s there.
The whole tractor driving event left quite an impression on Benjamin. Now, whenever we see tractors–which is often since we drive past many fields on the way to Corvallis and there are two tractor lots on the way out of Albany–Benjamin points and says, “Daddy” and points far away. Of course, this translates to: “Ooh, ooh, Daddy and I rode on a tractor together!”
And just to remind you we’re in Oregon, this is a picture of the truck parked next to us at the pumpkin patch. It wasn’t broken down and wasn’t rusted out. Just another vehicle that sees a lot of shade time.