I have been longing to pick pumpkins all month, but we decided to wait until Victoria arrived to go. When Graham suddenly found himself with a Sunday morning and early afternoon available, we headed to Didier Farms in Lincolnshire, about a 40 minute drive from where we live in Chicago. It was in the high 60s/low 70s, the perfect conditions for a visit to the pumpkin patch. It was a busy morning at Didier Farms. A long line of children flowed into the farm as we arrived, but we found a vast selection of pumpkins to choose from.
First we bought ride tickets ($1 each) so Victoria could ride a couple of rides. Graham rode the carousel with her (4 tickets for both) and then she played in the bounce pumpkin (3 tickets). Any unused ride tickets can be used in the farm stand toward your pumpkin purchase.
When jumping time was up, we picked our pumpkins. Victoria was reluctant to come out, but we told her we were going to go down the slide, so she finally agreed. Victoria found her perfect pumpkin.
Then we headed to the farm stand for cherry pie filling, treats for friends and apple-cider doughnuts.
On the way out, we spotted this gorgeous kale that we really want to get for our plant collection next year.
And that was how we celebrated a historic Cubs win!