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Fall Traditions: Visiting a Pumpkin Patch

The pandemic has changed lots of things this year, but one tradition that experts seem to agree poses a low to moderate risk is visiting a pumpkin patch. Social distancing, mask-wearing and general hand sanitizing precautions should be taken to reduce the risk. We cannot go to the pumpkin patch as a cluster meeting, but it is still a great fall tradition you could experience with your host family or a friend.

From the CDC website:

Below is a list of some local pumpkin patches. Visit their websites for details before you go. Many are requiring advance registration to eliminate crowds and comply with social distancing requirements.

Anne Arundel County:

Charles County:

Howard County:

Montgomery County:

Prince George’s County:

* These are my personal recommendations. 

Photo:  Don Graham

Beautiful Day at the Pumpkin Patch

On Sunday, we had beautiful weather and a great turnout for our Annual Host Family & Au Pair Pumpkin Patch Visit.  Queen Anne Farm remains an authentic pumpkin patch where kids get the chance to pick their pumpkin right off the vine. There were also animals, a corn maze and a hayride.

Click on the pictures to view them full size in our Cluster Photobucket Album.

Beautiful Day at the Pumpkin Patch!

I want to thank all the au pairs and host families who joined me for our Annual Pumpkin Patch Cluster Meeting at Queen Anne Farm.  We had beautiful weather and lots of pumpkins to choose from.

Update: The group photo was published in the Bowie Blade Newspaper on 10/21/2010.  Pick up your copy at the Bowie Library, Community Center or a newspaper box.

Here are some photos…

Annual Host Family & Au Pair Pumpkin Patch Trip

We had great weather for our Annual Host Family & Au Pair Pumpkin Patch Trip.  It was a beautiful fall day and no rain!  About a dozen host families and their au pairs turned out.  I had a hard time getting all of the au pairs in the same place at the same time for a complete group photo.  Here is a nice photo, with most of the au pairs who came.

Au Pairs at the Pumpkin Patch

Au Pairs at the Pumpkin Patch

We went to Queen Anne Farm in Mitchellville, MD.