School is in full swing and the milder temps feel wonderful. Fall is here. While the leaves haven’t really started changing, pumpkins are now on display all around our city. Which means one thing - PUMPKIN PATCHES! Our family loves going to pumpkin patches. It is an annual activity in our family and Kansas City has plenty to choose from.
We decided to go to Johnson Farms Plants and Pumpkins in Belton at 177th and Holmes Rd., since its stays open til 6 p.m., during the weekday and a short drive from our house. We went on a Thursday and we practically had the 140-acre farm to ourselves. It was great! My six-year-old son was in the chicken coop while my daughter was milking the wooden cow and I didn’t have to make them stay together. They could roam freely without worry (me, of course). But I suspect that weekends are entirely different. That’s when they have pig races, pony rides, a mechanical pumpkin chomping dinosaur and much more. Read more