There is something so productive about Fall. It’s full of firewood chopping, apple harvesting, leaf raking; in short, it’s a time to get shit done. This is probably the big reason why Fall is my favorite season. I love the busyness of it, the subtle urgency before winter truly sets in. And then there’s the pumpkins right? I mean, who doesn’t love pumpkin themed shit? There’s pumpkin lattes, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin air freshener, pumpkin creamer; it seems as if the flavor combos are never-ending. My sister Sammi is the exception to this pumpkin loving rule, she doesn’t even like pumpkin scones shockingly enough, but I believe she is some sort of freakish anomaly. I mean..she dips her broccoli in mayo, so maybe she’s not the best judge of taste…just saying.
Anyway, one of my favorite places to experience Fall in all it’s glory is at The Farm at Swan’s Trail in Snohomish. It has everything you could ask for in a fall centric farm; wagon rides, endless fields of pumpkins, corn mazes, good food, tractors to sit on for those Instagram worthy shots, and a petting zoo.
The boys and I happened to go on the busiest day ever, which in hindsight, might not have been the best idea on my part and I apologize again to all those parents who heard the screeches of Huck and thought for a brief moment that I was waterboarding him in the car.
Prior to that epic meltdown though, we had a great time navigating ourselves through the Washington State corn maze, ate some tasty, farm-fresh corn chowder and wandered thru the seemingly endless pumpkin patch searching for the elusive perfect pumpkin. Miraculously, we found four of them, and had it been up to London and Huck, we would have come home with closer to four thousand of them. Who knew there were so many perfect pumpkins in just one little patch of earth?
Once we made it back to our car and after I had finally managed to wrestle Huck into his car seat, we drove away, laden down with pumpkins and smelling like dirt & corn. The carving would take place later that evening after said toddler had got some much-needed sleep, but for the moment, Fall had been savored, searched for and enjoyed. Memories had been made, at least one of the kids had a good time and no one got lost in the corn maze. That’s a pretty perfect day in my book.
The Farm At Swan’s Trail
7301 Rivershore Road
Snohomish, WA 98290
Open Fall Season~ Weekdays open 12-6 and Weekends 10-6