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October 8, 2012

Here I am at the Pumpkin Patch!

Last week we took our first trip to the pumpkin patch.  After watching the Charlie Brown Halloween special for years we finally set out to find out own Great Pumpkin!  Having never gone to a pumpkin patch before we did not know what to expect.

We got out of the car on the road side in a more remote area and the air was filled with delicious smells.  Obviously these pumpkin patches are located in farm areas which means tons of good farm smells like cows,

Hmmm…this pumpkin smells nice!

horses, manure and such.  Since I am a scent hound it was especially exciting for my big nose!

We walked down the path a bit and then took off into the field.  It was a bit rough walking with the dirt all bumpy and lots of stuff that was once growing and was now dried and dead laying on top of the dirt and then of course there were lots of pumpkins.  There we so many pumpkins – big ones little ones, smashed ones, some were really ugly, some

Is Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin over there?

looked almost perfect and we were supposed to choose some.  At this point we remembered we were searching for the Great Pumpkin but we did not see any that resembled that.  I was thinking of Snoopy and which one he might choose.  We did finally choose 4 nice ones after sniffing out a whole bunch of them.

On the way to the place to pay they had this little set up with hay and cornstalks which looked like the perfect set up for a photo, so

This scene was made for taking a photo!

mom had us pose for a photo there before we left.

We got home and unloaded the pumpkins.  Mom ripped the dead Geraniums out of the flower pots – finally – and then she put out the pumpkins.  We came out and posed again for a nice shot with our new pumpkins.  I don’t know if we will carve them or not.  Mom is not real good at that and she tends to cut herself when she has a sharp knife in hand.  Besides, it is too early to carve them

Here we are with our pumpkins at home!

now anyway.

If any of my dog friends have not gone to a pumpkin patch you should have your parents take you, it is an interesting adventure.  Just make sure that you “do your business” before you go into the patch as humans do NOT like anyone “marking” the merchandise.  We behaved like angels so we get to go  again next year 🙂

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24 Comments leave one →
  1. snoopys@snoopysdogblog permalink
    October 8, 2012 07:06

    Hey Emma,

    Love those pics!! I’ve seen that movie too, but I’ve yet to go and help choose one, maybe I can go this year and we’ll get a Great Pumpkin?! 🙂

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • October 8, 2012 08:41

      Thanks Snoopy, hope you got to go pick your own pumpkin!

  2. October 8, 2012 07:16

    How fun that you got to go to a pumpkin patch! We always have a hard time picking out the perfect pumpkin too!

  3. October 8, 2012 11:07

    I wish we had one here! I’ve love to go to a pumpkin patch, looks like great fun! And love the pic of your front porch 🙂

    • October 8, 2012 11:13

      Here in the midwest there is lots of farmland so we have this stuff all over 🙂

  4. October 8, 2012 14:16

    What a Great Adventure you had Emma! Even though the Great Pumpkin evaded your efforts of finding him!
    Bet those pumpkins would make a great pumpkin pie!

    • Emmadog permalink*
      October 8, 2012 17:46

      Hmmm…never thought of eating our pumpkins, will have to check with mom on that!

  5. mollieandalfie permalink
    October 8, 2012 14:26

    Wez like Misaki, in the UK we have nothing like that..Oh what fun 🙂 Pop by and play at our pad xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  6. October 8, 2012 19:57

    Hey Emma, Jet here.

    Mom LOVES pumpkin patches. She went to real ones like yours when she lived up north. She asked me to share that she lived vicariously (VBP) through you and your wonderful photos.

    In the tropics, our pumpkin patches look like Christmas tree sales areas, usually in a big parking lot. 😦

    • Emmadog permalink*
      October 9, 2012 05:54

      Glad your mom could relive the pumpkin patch times – there are advantages to living up north.

      • heyitsjethere permalink
        October 11, 2012 20:23

        indeed… (from Mom since I’ve never had the opportunity!)

  7. October 9, 2012 04:11

    That sounds like a great trip. I bet there were a ton of good smells. The other day I was reading a magazine and I saw a special dremel (sp?) drill just for carving pumpkins. I am not good with the knife either and thought, oh I should look into that…lol.

    • Emmadog permalink*
      October 9, 2012 05:55

      We may just paint them to be safe!

  8. October 9, 2012 09:14

    It’s hard picking out the perfect pumpkin but it looks like you guys got a few “Great Pumpkins”!

  9. October 9, 2012 14:46

    What fun to go to a pumpkin patch, our humans and human brothers all use to go pick out pumpkins from a huge pumpkin path. they never did take us but I bet there we a lot of terrific smells. Love the pictures:)

    • Emmadog permalink*
      October 9, 2012 15:35

      Maybe it is time for you to try the pumpkin patch 😉

      • tylersat99 permalink
        October 9, 2012 19:47

        Maybe it is 🙂

  10. Debora permalink
    October 9, 2012 16:52

    I love your story at the Pumpkin Patch! My Gwennie will be looking out for the great pumpkin on Halloween!

  11. October 11, 2012 14:33

    Your pictures are awesome Emma! We wish we could get mom to take us to a pumpkin patch but we aren’t too good at doing our business where we aren’t suppose to! They probably wouldn’t let us in!

  12. October 11, 2012 16:59

    That’s a cool adventure!

    My name is Oskar & I’d like to invite you to be featured on my blog at It’s a great way to meet new blogging friends. If you’re interested you can drop me a line at PBU at comcast dot net.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  13. October 13, 2012 10:57

    How pawesome that you were allowed in the pumpkin patch! I doubt any pumpkin patches around here would allow us. Long Island is NOT very dog friendly. I think my peoples should move.

    • Emmadog permalink*
      October 13, 2012 11:10

      The US is not too dog friendly in general : ( Mom tries really hard to find places where we can go, so I understand!

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