It’s fall! It’s fall! Living in Southern California, it sometimes feels like the only season is summer, and it goes on and on forever. I know it is totally bratty to say this, but all that sunshine and warm weather can get a little boring. I drove down Pacific Coast Highway today to get to Tanaka Farms’ Pumpkin Patch, and the sky was gray and cloudy and amazing over the ocean. It drizzled for most of the drive and Huck kept saying, “Hey! What is going on here?” And then his little friend Kat would point out puddles and tell her mom that “somebody spilled something” because SoCal kids don’t know what RAIN is. We enjoyed the pumpkin patch in spite of the wet weather, but we’ll have to go back so that we can try out the hay rides and get some U-Pick veggies.
We didn’t get to pick our own pumpkin off of the vine, but we did get some pumpkins and squash to decorate our table. I also picked up a little succulent plant at Trader Joe’s and added him in to the mix. His name is Huckleberry 4. We have another plant that Huck wanted to name Huckleberry, so I suggested we call him Huckleberry 2, to which Huck said, “Yes! This is Huckleberry 2 and I am Huckleberry 3!” (because he is three years-old). So now we have Huckleberry 2 and Huckleberry 4 and my sweet potato plant, Belinda. I’m getting a little freaked out with all of the plants because, generally speaking, I am a horrible plant killer. And now I’ve gone and named them all. Never get personally involved!
Here are a couple shots of my boys at Tanaka Farms: