With just one week until Halloween, we thought it only right to venture into the cornfields of mid-Michigan and find the best pumpkins, (hard) cider, donuts, and veggies. Blake Farms has been on our radar for a long time. Blake’s hard cider is well-known in lower-Michigan and their extensive activities (i.e. orchard, corn maze, zombie paintball) are a huge draw. We began our trip by looking at the cider making process (while taking in the torturously delicious smell of fresh donuts) and checking out the produce and homemade items. We then moved onto the tasting room, which was voted to be one of Esquire’s best bars in 2015. The warm and cozy atmosphere was a perfect place to relax and watch some college football before braving the windy outdoors for pumpkin picking. In order to stay with the day’s theme, we paid the $4 for a muddy hayride out to the pumpkin patch. I had forgotten how much pressure it can be to find THE pumpkin. We scoured the field for about 30 minutes before settling on our winners. Dave felt a connection to a tall, lean pumpkin this year. I stumbled (literally) upon a fat, bright pumpkin which will be perfect for the painting project that I found on Pinterest. I’m anticipating that it will look like something that a preschooler made in art class, but my hidden art skills might make a surprise appearance. Who knows! I hope that you all enjoy carving, painting, eating, drinking, decorating, scary movie watching, and dressing up for Halloween 2016…I know we will 🙂 Cheers to a gorgeous fall!