We were in Iowa for much of the month of September. Usually the weather is starting to cool down as the calendar heads for autumn. That wasn’t the case this year as it was hot pretty much the entire time we were there, but some autumnal events were already ongoing. Like the pumpkin patch: farmers harvest their crop of pumpkins ahead of Halloween, and also offer games, corn mazes, tractor rides and the like. It’s all very Americana, and it’s also a lot of fun. We took Nyan there late one warm afternoon.
Here are some of the old tractors on display:
A fun little ‘train’ ride pulled by a tractor:
They also had a ‘sandbox’ of sorts – except instead of sand, it was filled with corn kernels.
Nyan loved it. Check out these videos:
More bits of fun:
And more scenery:
See all those pumpkins? That’s the real reason for the whole thing, of course, so we had Nyan pick out a pumpkin to take home.
He made sure to strap it in for the ride home.
Back home, it was time to carve it up. Nyan was enthused until he learned he had to stick his hand inside and pull out the pumpkin’s slimy guts. So Grandpa ended up doing most of the work.
A fun way to spend a late summer afternoon!