It was a busy afternoon at the Kula Country Farms during their annual pumpkin patch. Long lines of cars were parked on both sides of Kula Highway and the farm was crowded with people. This year we attended the event with Toni’s family including his 1 year-old nephew, Trace, and 3 year-old niece, Sophie.
It was exciting to see the kids enjoy the colorful decorations and play on the awesome hand-made playground. Trace had fun banging on the wash buckets and Sophie enjoyed creating music on the metal pipes. I loved how the interactive country music instruments were made out of re-purposed objects (i.e. PVC pipes, an old washboard, etc.). The kids went back and forth between the play house and musical structure. I secretly wanted to try the horse saddle swings, but then I remembered I was an adult and probably shouldn’t hog the swings from these tiny humans (although, I am a tiny human myself).
After exploring other parts of the farm, we headed down to the pumpkin patch to search for some pumpkins! Sadly, many of the pumpkins were bruised or damaged; however, there wasn’t a lot of pumpkins to choose from. After some searching, we eventually found a couple small pumpkins to paint. Sophie was on a long hunt for a teeny tiny pumpkin – but Justin, her dad, convinced her to go with a big pumpkin! Anyhow, we all left the farm with pumpkins and memories of a fun day at the pumpkin patch.