With October quickly creeping in it is time to embrace all that fall has to offer. One of the best ways to get in the spirit of the season is to visit a pumpkin patch and I have found the most amazing one around. It is Smith Family Farms located on 675 South in Pendleton. This family farm has been owned and operated for more than 100 years and boasts over 3000 acres planted yearly. Through each weekend in October the farm opens up their pumpkin patch to the public. I think picking out your own pumpkins with your kids trumps a store-bought one any day. But they offer much more than pumpkins! There is also a corn maze, pony rides, hay rides, a petting zoo, and lots of yummy food. And a side note to the teachers out there: they offer field trips during the weekdays as well, the cost is $6.00 a kid and teachers are free. What a great way to get outdoors and experience nature in a fun environment and I’m sure a great backdrop for some photo ops with the kids!