Bumpkins! / by Chakriya Phal

Many great things come out of autumn: pumpkin patches, apple cider donuts, Thanksgiving feast, that holiday feeling, the urge to hanker down and read and burning candles. When we were in California we went to a lovely family owned pumpkin patch called Tanaka Farm. It’s the best farm we’ve gone to with lots of hay bales to jump to and from, two pumpkin patches, a corn maze, and Sanrio themed face cutouts. Mostly as parents, we gauge success by how much Birdie had fun. She didn’t want to leave and now everywhere she goes she says, “Bumpkins!”