Yesterday was Columbus Day in the U.S. (Happy (belated) Thanksgiving, Canadians!) and the kids had no school. The chill in the air made it a perfect day to go to the pumpkin patch.
We started out by picking apples; only Granny Smith were left, but that's okay since they're good cooking apples.
The most popular aspect of the apple-picking was the stick with a claw on the end of it, to get the ones on the highest branches.
Then it was over to Pumpkinland, a massive display of pumpkins and other gourds,
as well as various Halloween decorations ranging from the typical
(there is a comment to be made about my daughter appearing as a witch, but I am not the one to make it) to the terrifying (Dr. Mel, say it isn't you!):
After we picked up some small pumpkins for decorating,
we walked through the petting zoo, and saw sheep
and goaties (obligatory goateh shot for Mindeh)
and - is it an emu? or an ostrich?
We then spent some time on the large playground, and returned home happy.
P.S. Among the decorated pumpkins, we saw this:
Do you think it's an omen?