So many cows at the pumpkin patch

Warning: you may suffer a cow overdose from this post. Read at your own risk.

This past weekend my friend and I took our respective kids to a local pumpkin patch called Oma’s Pumpkin Patch. Can you guess what we were going to see based on the signs at the entrance of the farm?

The cows at Oma's pumpkin patch in Lakeside, California

The cows at Oma’s pumpkin patch in Lakeside, California

For $8 per child (free for accompanying adult), you get a small pumpkin, a water bottle and open access to lots of games and activities fun for the whole family. They used to be a dairy farm but I’m not sure it’s still the case, considering the reality of the business for most California dairy farmers. Last time we went was a couple of years ago and the cows didn’t look in very good condition, so hopefully the problem was rectified and the place is healthier now.

But hey, dairy farm or not, I could still spot some cows in the background, so maybe there’s still milk being produced there.

The dairy cows at Oma's pumpkin patch, Laside, California

The dairy cows at Oma’s pumpkin patch, Laside, California

There are a lot of fun activities for the kids to do while at Oma’s Pumpkin Patch, including going through a hay maze, sliding down a cottonseed hill, riding the pedal-powered go carts, or petting farm animals in the pet corral. You can even pretend to milk a cow and this one doesn’t moo if you screw up.

Learn how to milk a cow

Learn how to milk a cow

Oh, and let’s not forget you can practice your lasso skills on the cow with the bale-shaped body!

How to lasso a cow

How to lasso a cow

The most realistic cow display, besides the real cows you can spot in the background, are this lifesize mother cow and her calf. This has to be my favorite cow sighting over there.

Lifesize mother cow sculpture and her calf

Lifesize mother cow sculpture and her calf

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