Written By: Kim Stuart
TAD tradition states that every fall, a group of Taddies must caravan to the pumpkin patch and take partin various autumnal festivities. This year, several Taddies gathered and traveled to Mulberry Hills Farm, a local pumpkin patch. After a long and sweltering summer, fall finally arrived and quickly came into full swing. This season was especially good for the pumpkins. While many had been picked by customers throughout the month, plenty of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes were still available.
Photo Team member Tristan Lorei was equipped with a camera, ready to take pictures of all the shenanigans that took place. “It’s always refreshing to get off campus and get your mind off of school for a while, especially when it’s with friends.”
Together, the group searched far and wide through the fields for the best of the best. The farm had a large variety of pumpkins to choose from: some decorative, some perfect for carving, and some that were a bit strange. After scouring the fields for pumpkins that best suited every personality, the trip was deemed a success. Content Strategist Celestia Lorei echoed this sentiment, “I had a lovely time at the pumpkin patch with my pals. I found the most PERFECT gourd that was equal parts plump and cute.”
Pumpkins weren’t the only thing that Mulberry Hills Farm had to offer. The farm also had jars of jam and apple sauce available for purchase. Several Taddies took advantage of the great deal, including Celestia, who was ecstatic about her purchase, “I also bought delicious jam. 10/10 day.”
The day didn’t end when the group left the pumpkin patch. The fun continued with a visit to the Green Valley Book Fair, a local discount book outlet. There, the group dispersed to cover the full extent of the store. As everyone in TAD knows, there’s no better way to end a fall day than with a good book or twelve. After everyone had filled their baskets with books and various knick-knacks, it was time to head home.
While TAD is a workplace, the office culture encourages and relies on bonding between employees. Days like these remind Taddies that it’s important to step outside of the office every once in a while and appreciate the world around you.