October is here and porches are starting to be adorned with pumpkins, gords and bails of hay. The crisp air is adorned with colorful leaves, the smell of cider warms on the stove and apples are picked off of trees. October is one of our very favorite months. Yeah, we are little sentimental love birds who got married in October before it was really cool to get married in the fall. We love everything this season has to offer…except one…the great pumpkin patch. Let’s clarify…we don’t love what the pumpkin patches have turned into.
When our kids were small our budget was smaller.
We were able to go to a small local farm, grab a wheelbarrow and walk into the field to select a pumpkin. It was low key, stress free, easy to keep our eyes on our kids and didn’t break the bank. Then one year it wasn’t open. It seems as though all the other mega farms started having huge attractions put them right out of business. So to appease our kids we ended up at one of these mega farm patches charging for each thing, including getting your family out to the patch by wagon…you guessed it we were the family trudging through the mud and muck on foot at this point mostly out of principle. We then proceeded to pay for the four pumpkins each of our kids selected with a price tag of $75. Not even kidding. $75 for four pumpkins whose fate would be later determined at our kitchen table adorned with newspaper. As I looked around at all the families with super small kids of course wanting to do everything, one thought sprung to the front of my head.
We would have never been able to afford this when our kids were little.
My heart sank. We would have been the family who would have had to put the kids back in the car and leave or choose to stay, toss it on a credit card and push of the electric bill. That shouldn’t have to be a choice. This idea, The Great Pumpkin Patch Giveaway, sprung from that experience!
Welcome to our 1st Annual Great Pumpkin Patch Giveaway!
What is it?
A $75 gift card that one deserving family will receive to take their family to a pumpkin patch of their choice!
How to enter:
Nominate a deserving family below in the comment section. Share their story with us. Be sure to enter your email address so we can contact YOU if your nominee is the winner! Our children will read each entry comment and together they will choose a winner to be announced on Monday, October 9, 2017.
**All nominees must live in the continental United States. The nominator (one who is leaving the story of the deserving family in the comments) will be contacted via email and on our social media channels on Monday, October 9, 2017. Please take into consideration the dignity of those you are nominating – it is NOT necessary to share their name with us, just their story. All entries must be received by midnight on Sunday, October 8, 2017 to be considered!
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