White Fall Farm: Pumpkin Patch

Greetings Readers!

I recently signed up for National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) through BlogHer, a media company specialized in blogging and social media. Basically all this means is that I have to publish a blog post everyday throughout the month of October, except Saturday’s and Sunday’s. The theme this month is simply: FALL. I have no idea what blogging every day will be like, but I do know that every single time I write, I learn something new. I’m excited to see what it will be this month. Now come on everybody, FALLow along with me!

Today I went on a field trip with Lance’s class from The Day School. Parents, teachers, and kids trekked up to Gretna, VA to White Fall Farm for a day of hayrides, pumpkin hunting, farm animals, tractors, hay castle play, grain out the wazoo, and more.

First we went on a hayride through the pumpkin patch…


Erin loving on Tiny Lady

Tiny Lady came along, too!

Then the kids had a pumpkin hunt in the field.

First find!

Special shout-out to Emily and Logan!

Afterward the kids enjoyed looking at a few farm animals…

Taken right before this goat tried to bite off a chunk of Michelle's hair.

Taken right before this goat tried to bite off a chunk of Michelle’s hair.

Then it was off to play in the big glorious hay castle. It truly is a fascinating sight to see. One of the best pumpkin patch attractions you will ever see!

To the castle!

Henry and Vivi hung together in the stroller.

Henry and Vivi hung together in the stroller with Mary while the big kids explored.

The 2's!

Miss Paula and The 2’s!

At the top of the castle there was a sign that read: Monitor your children. I found this especially funny because a common phrase throughout the day by many Mom’s, myself included, was: “Does anyone know where my child is?” Fortunately I don’t think we lost anyone for more than a few minutes, but it was easy to lose sight of your kids in the big castle.

Does anyone know where Lance is?


Who says this tube is just for kids?!

Coming down the slide again was special to me because last year at this time I was pregnant with Vivian. I have a very similar picture of Lance and I coming down the slide last year with who turned out to be Vivian in my belly!


And here she is!

And here she is!

The giant grain bin was a huge hit with the kids. You might imagine all of the places I found grain when I took Lance potty before his nap when we got home. Let’s just say that in addition to the two pumpkins he brought home, he also brought home at least two pocketful’s of grain.


After we did all there was to do for the day, Lance and his buddy Kenny played for a little bit longer before it was time to go home.


Gotta have snacks.


Trying to lift the Great Pumpkin.


Waving goodbye to the tractor.

As I was leaving the farm, I had to drive back through the small downtown of Gretna to get to the highway. A sign that read “Town of Gretna – Ain’t no big thing, but it’s growing,” caught my eye. I don’t really think this small town is growing in terms of population, but it sure is growing in terms of pumpkins this time of year. Throughout the remainder of the year this little farm town grows many other crops as well. From strawberries to naturally raised beef and grain to corn to tobacco, yes, I guess you would say this town is growing.

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the pumpkin patch with Lance’s school. In addition to all the fun the kids had, it is a nice reminder and great learning opportunity to teach kids more about agriculture.


Thank you Day School! Thank you White Fall Farm!


The Banter Pumpkin Lady

To read yesterday’s post click here: Fall door decoration

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9 thoughts on “White Fall Farm: Pumpkin Patch

  1. OMG! I want to play in the castle! That looks like so much fun! I have now added to my bucket list playing in this castle before I die. I’m wondering if I couldn’t get Dan to put one up in my yard! That looks like sooo much fun! I kind of want to play in the grain bin too. I love to be at a farmers market and stick my hand way down in a barrel of grain or beans or lentils or something. That would be great! I’m off to grow up now…

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