Rock Creek Farm Pumpkin Patchin'
Husband is on fall break! That means we try to soak up as much family time as we can. We decided to head north to Rock Creek Farm, just off I-36 in Broomfield. The drive on a Tuesday morning was smooth sailing. We debated going here, or to the little patch at a church by our home, but decided to venture a little further.
The October air was CRISP but the sun was shining and we were ready to find our pumpkin! When we arrived, we totally missed the sign in the entrance about driving on into the farms. So we strolled for a while, ran into the farm part and played with the goats for a bit. We strolled a little further but ended up having to get the car to get back in there- it's huge! We actually stopped at the first patch we saw, and totally missed another sign that said pumpkins were scarce in that area, oops! We spent all of our energy searching and searching for a good one, as Remy kept repeating, "They're all smashed!" We were very disappointed for driving all the way there and seeing a ton of smashed, broken, chewed up pumpkins! We FINALLY found one after walking the entire patch, that's the one you see husband holding so proudly below.
When we were circling back to go to the main area to pay, we stopped a farmer on a tractor and he said to keep going around for better selection. NOW YOU TELL US! We saw the mother load- tons of pumpkins all totally PICK-worthy! With tired kiddos, and a bouncy castle still to hit, husband did the practical, and for me, frustrating thing, and opened the car door, searched a little on the side of the road and found a nice one. I wanted to take the girls out and get the STUNNING back drop of the flat irons, but they were getting tuckered out I suppose. He did find a gorgeous one setting right close to the road so I guess no REAL sense in searching and searching for another! He won't get away with that when they are older! haha!
So we swapped the first one for one slightly larger and taller, and less crow peck marks. We let the kids go in the pumpkin bouncy castles for a bit. They BOTH would probably love it if we owned one of those things! We checked out the goats in the petting zoo area, a total hit with Arlo, and these ones were nibblers! Watch your baby's fingers! They had a mini hay bale maze for kids and a few other things as well that we just didn't get to. I am learning, STILL, that I need to remember how small they are and how even ONE of these things would have been PLENTY fun, and that sometimes going to these holiday setups can be overwhelming, for everyone! SO, pumpkin, goats, and a bounce and we were ready for naps.
Before leaving, rather than getting a caramel dipped apple, we devoured TWO pieces of their pumpkin spice cake, like in front of the cash register as we paid for our pumpkin. Pretty sure I was getting some looks like, "Geeze, did she eat any breakfast? She could wait until she got to the car..." Oops...
Not convinced Remy LOVED searching for a pumpkin or appreciated the whole patch experience yet, but in the end I think it was a nice morning spent together, OUTSIDE, and a great way to support local farmers.
We brought her home and marketed her up and today we put her on the stoop. Starting to feel the Halloween spirit!
Entrance was free. $8 for one pumpkin, $15 for two, and up...Check their website for news and info. They also have a huge corn maze that looks fun for older kiddos!
I am wearing Hudson jeans, similar here, and just a hair over a hundred, Duluth Trading flannel, thrifted hat and Clark's boots from the previous year. Remy is wearing an H&M sweater, Zara pants and See Kai Run sneakers. Arlo is wearing a Zara sweater, thrifted vest, Target sweats and Freshly Picked moccasins.