Clay and I visited the Mississippi Museum of Agriculture and Forestry today! During the month of October, you can enjoy a hayride, the Children's Barnyard (which offers an up-close look at chickens, cows, donkeys, pigs, goats, horses, and other animals), and then choose a small pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Since we only took one pumpkin, we paid $7 for the whole she-bang (which also included a bottled water and a quick snack). Your admission fee also gets you into all the Small Town Mississippi exhibits, but we were pretty pooped after the hayride, barnyard, and pumpkin picking, so we went home for a nap.
Clay was good for ~most~ of the trip. He got fussy when we had to leave the barnyard, and again when I wouldn't let him play in the ditch next to the pumpkin patch. (They really should fence the ditch off. It's a safety hazard.) He chose an awesome pumpkin, and we brought it back home.
We're also planning on visiting the Boyd Nichols Farm on Saturday (it'll be nice to have some extra pumpkins, both for pies and for yummy toasted/spiced seeds!), so expect more pumpkin pictures soon!