Tiptoeing Through the Pumpkin Patch

Sonny Acres Farm Red Barn Illinois Here in the Midwest, visiting a pumpkin patch is practically paramount to the definition of fall. So a few weeks Katherine and I hopped in the car and went to the pumpkin patch I’ve been visiting since I was a wee one: Sonny Acres Farm.Sed Bona at Sonny Acres Farm in October It was my first time back since 2006!Sonny Acres Farm Pumpkin WagonAnd though some things had changed, I was most surprised by the things which were exactly the same as my childhood memories. It’s funny how a place can trigger so many nostalgic sensations, isn’t it? Sonny Acres Farm Illinois Pumpkin Patch Sonny Acres Farm Pumpkins and CabbagesSonny Acres is a true pumpkin haven! Every shape, size, and color of pumpkin, gourd and squash can be found here…Sonny Acres Farm Halloween Tomb Gravestone Headstone RIPAs well as a few haunted friends.Sonny Acres Fall Pumpkin Patch Sonny Acres Farm Gourds Sonny Acres Farm Pumpkin Patch RowsI had a marvelous time capturing all the autumn color during our visit and the weather was simply perfect! Isn’t there something so magical about autumn and the harvest season?
Sonny Acres Farm Petting Zoo LlamaNaturally we couldn’t resist visiting and cooing over the sweet farm animals located on the grounds. This llama was particularly amused at our visit. I like to think we became friends.
Katherine Feeding the Sonny Acres Farm LlamaHe loved the kernels Katharine fed him!
Sed Bona Petting Sonny Acres Farm Llama And was so distracted slurping up every last nibble that he let me pet him.Sonny Acres Farm Petting Zoo Llama Don’t believe that this guy actually slurped up every last kernel of food in front of him? Slide through the next three photos really fast:Sonny Acres Farm Petting Llama One…Sonny Acres Farm Petting Llama Eating Two…Sonny Acres Farm Petting Llama Dork FeedingAnd three! The nibbles had this llama swooning! #iswoonforfoodSonny Acres Farm Petting Zoo Llama and GoatLuckily our llama was sweet enough to share some with a goat who came sniffing. Sharing is caring after all.
Sonny Acres Farm Horse Carousel Ride Then we had to visit and pet the horses too.Sonny Acres Farm Chestnut HorseAren’t their eyelashes lovely?
Sonny Acres Farm Horse Pumpkin BlanketEven the saddle blankets were festive!
Sonny Acres Farm PumpkinsSed Bona Pumpkin Patch Blanket Scarf OutfitI kept my outfit simple layering this blazer (seen before in this post) over a simple nude sweater and wearing my comfortable leather plimsolls to walk around in. I know I’m late to the blanket scarf trend but I really had no idea what I was missing out on! This Zara scarf is warm and soft and the plaid is particularly appropriate for autumn.Smythe One-Button Navy Blazer Zara Red Plaid Blanket ScarfSed Bona Autumn Zara Blanket Scarf Smythe BlazerChanel Rouge Noir Zara Red Blanket Scarf Gold RingsSed Bona Autumn Zara Red Plaid Blanket Scarf Smythe BlazerBlazer – Smythe (as seen on Kate Middleton, available here and here)
Jeans – J Brand ‘Ink’ 835 Crops (here)
Sweater – Zara Nude Knit (no longer available but similar here)
Scarf – Zara Blanket (here, also own and love this version here)
Sneakers – Timberland (sold out but similar here)
Charm Bracelet – Christmas gift from my Grandmother
Rings – Antique (on middle finger) and Tiffany & Co (same ring in two different sizes worn on different fingers, here)
Tote – Zara Shopper (not available but similar here and here)
Nails – Chanel ‘Rouge Noir’ (here)
Scent – Jo Malone ‘Wood Sage and Sea Salt’ and ‘Blackberry and Bay’ (a delicious combination for fall: here and here)
Autumn Plaid Blanket Scarf Smythe Navy BlazerZara Tan Leather Shopper Bag Red Plaid Blanket ScarfTimberland Tan Leather Plimsoll SneakersSonny Acres Farm Zara Shopper Tote Purse Pumpkin PatchMy bag hiding in the pumpkin piles.
Chanel Rouge Noir Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Blackberry and Bay CologneSonny Acres Farm American Gothic Silly It wouldn’t be a Midwest farm if it didn’t reference American Gothic at some point, right?Sonny Acres Pumpkin Farm IllinoisWe had a lovely time visiting and brought home piles of apples and pumpkins! Katharine even posted a delicious pumpkin bread recipe with her excess pie pumpkins.

You can also see Katherine’s adorable outfit and read her post on our autumn visit to Sonny Acres here.

Official Sed Bona Signature
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