The frigid temperatures really are not good for anything except thinking about warmer days (and it’s too cold to take the camera out). I’m thinking about planting. I really missed having a garden last year. I’m also thinking about pumpkins.
I mentioned at the start of the year that I plan on tiling another corner of the farm and planting pumpkins. I want people to come to the farm to pick their own pumpkin. I want them to have a wonderful time while they are here. That means I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about what would make it a great experience.
My mom has drawn the design for a couple of boards where people can take pictures. There might be a goat in one of the designs. Someone else told me I need to have one with a measuring stick for “How Tall in the Fall” photos. That’s a good idea. We plan on having a corn pool and a stack of hay bales to climb on.
I can have my soaps and jams and other craft items for sale. I thought about inviting other local talents to display and sell their products, too, so we can have a full craft sale/farmer’s market.
I will probably wean my June babies up in the area for a petting zoo. If I have kids up there, I’d like to have a llama again to protect them. Who knows what else I’ll have for a petting zoo by then.
My dad is building a cart to pull behind the Ranger, so I can give older people a ride to the pumpkin patch rather than having to walk.
What else do I need? What are your favorite parts of a pumpkin patch? What do you really dislike? Help with brainstorm ideas!
Sharing with Alphabe-Thursday where the letter is H. H is for Halloween, help, and hope (for the future).