I know that most people have posted their pumpkin, apple and various other fall-esque pictures weeks ago. I have not because I live in Florida where fall is a mythical creature to us. It is hot, hot, hot and then it gets biting cold. Then it gets hot and humid again. Halloween is a crap shoot–it is either super hot or freezing cold. Never in between! This is what we were doing two days ago:
I was so excited when I saw that the You Capture theme was Autumn because have I got some serious Autumn pictures for you this year! This weekend we had the opportunity to fly to Washington DC to see my dad and stepmom who were in town from Garmisch, Germany. My sister and her family, who moved to Virginia Beach this summer, were able to drive up for the weekend as well. While we were there, all I wanted to do was see a real live pumpkin patch and apple orchard! Well, we found the most beautiful farm set in some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen!
Homestead Farm is in Poolesville, Maryland. The drive to the farm is unbelievable-beautiful trees in brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges; homes that look like castles; and windy roads that take you quickly away from the city and into quaint little towns. We knew we were chancing it when we decided to go to the farm because the weather man was predicting 80% chance of rain and rain it did. That did not stop our fun though!
In the pouring rain, we took the hayride down to the pumpkin patch where we picked out a pumpkin for my sister and her family to take home with them.
My two Florida grown children could not believe the number of pumpkins “just laying on the ground” and they thought it was hilarious!
We had the most amazingly beautiful and delicious caramel apple, but unfortunately no one thought to snap a picture before we scarfed them down! The farm has animals scattered throughout for you to say hi to.
There are also some great photo opps.
This is a working farm and they are open about half the year for you pick your own fruits and veggies. Cherries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches and nectarines as well as apples, pumpkins and Christmas trees. Everybody at the farm was very friendly despite the rain and the fact that the day we were there their electricity was out too! There were a lot of people at the farm, but it didn’t seem overly crowded or touristy. If we lived nearby, we would surely make it out to the farm with the changes of each available fruit or vegetable. Homestead Farm also has a little store where they sell fruits, vegetables, jams and breads just in case you don’t want to do the work yourself.
Head over to I Should Be Folding Laundry to see other Autumn pictures.