This past weekend we drove out to Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls to spend the afternoon at the pumpkin patch.
We had to walk under several arbors to get from the parking lot to the farm. Looking up, I noticed huge gourds hanging above my head. I didn't know they grew that way! Pretty cool.
It was a warm day and there was little shade, so I immediately sought out some relief from the heat in the form of pumpkin ice cream.
Jackson and Olivia first wanted to climb on the firetruck that was on site for just that reason. Kids were clambering all over it.
Next up, the jumping pillow. Olivia couldn't quite find her legs.
Obligatory pumpkin pics.
We bought some small pumpkins for the kids to paint.
The funny thing is, we set the pumpkins outside when we got home, and that evening it rained, and washed all the paint off. So they got to be pumpkin artists all over again. Double the painting fun!
A small petting zoo (as in, goats only) occupied the lone shady spot. Jackson and Olivia offered goat feed, but I think these goats were already satiated. They kind of turned up their noses.
Goat bridge! Watch out for trolls...
Finally, we took a hayride. Jackson kept exclaiming, "We're really having fun now!" so I think he enjoyed this part most of all.
When we got home, I baked a vegan lasagna I had prepared that morning. I used cashew ricotta (Veganomicon recipe) and spinach for the filling, with Costco marinara. I love their marinara! On top I sprinkled a mixture of ground almonds and nutritional yeast.
For dessert, we nibbled on some quick breads that I made. Pumpkin-cranberry and apple-walnut-raisin (both from 1000 Vegan Recipes). The apple bread is my favorite and tastes so good with a smear of apple butter.
Are there any fall festivals in your area that you attend?