Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA


Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center, {San Diego, CA} has become an annual tradition for my family.  We get there as early as we can {around 9.. they open at 8 or 8:30}, look around, get some pumpkins, head to the store and get out.  It gets crowded and it gets hot.. but like I said, get there early and it'll be a fun time!

Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
 Pulling up and already the parking is filling up fast.


Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
There's nothing like a Bubbe's love.

Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
Mister Turkey.. gobble gobble.  My mom says "poor dumb things". 

Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
 Feed the goats, toppins a handful.. or a quarter.

Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
First time feeding a goat = HUGE smiles and lots of laughs!!

Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
Shop the spooky goodies

Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
Happy Halloween from Bates circa 2013

Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
She is all girl, with fancy frills.. wands + tiaras

Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
PopPop, take me for a ride in my chariot!

Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
$6.50 for a pumpkin this year

Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
My pumpkin patch parents!

Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
Hidden Mickey!  Just kidding, I wore my ears!

Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
Hay Hay Hay Rides and Big Mac Pumpkins

Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
Big Mac.. or just a Big Ma!  

Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
Picturesque Pumpkin Patch at Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center, CA

Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
He's always apologizing for something.. is that ALL men or just mine?
Good thing he requested a photo with me..
The SUN was SO BRIGHT in our eyes.  -_-

Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
Our family of three | 2013
What a bunch of characters.  xo

Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
A souvenir from San Jose, Ca.. fits perfect with the season!
¡Día de los muertos!


Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
I could say how cute this is.. OK, this is SO cute!  She loved it! {I usually NEVER let her throw hay/sand/dirt in the air, but this time I gave her the green light}
And I've just gotta say how much I'm loving the new camera on the iPhone 5S.  Like I said, I just have to say it.. 

Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
Squashy squashy..

Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
ACK!  A scarecrow..

Pumpkin Hunting at Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2013 | Valley Center, San Diego, CA by BeckyCharms
The day is done, long live our fun!

See you next year, Bates Nut Farm!

FYI.. we DID get our corn salad/salsa.. the corn lady opened late, after 10 or 11.. but she showed up and worked her magic.  Mmm, it's one of our favorite parts of the trip.  We wait ALL YEAR LONG to have that corn!  Don't ever leave!! 

Another tradition is Pumpkin Fudge, and this year they had Pumpkin Praline.. which was uber delish!  They give samples.. generous samples.

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Faith & Fruition,
BeckyCharms

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  1. What a fun day! Happy Halloween to you!

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  2. @Katerina Thank you! It was super fun.. and a very spooky Happy Halloween to you! :)

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