Sunday, October 21, 2007
Hayrides and Pumpkins.
Today we ventured out to a farm for a hayride (or, tractor ride). We had gone to a different farm a few weekends back for cooking pumpkins + some fall decoration but, no hayride. A has been asking and asking so today we went! This year we have been searching for small, uncrowded farms which are close to home. Today was another new farm for us - Anderson's Pleasant Patch Pumpkins. It is only 8 miles from home (well, 8.3).
It was perfect - NO crowd at all, friendly people, beautiful scenery. The boys loved it. G even went into the "haunted barn" all by himself, while A stood outside the room and would not budge! :)
We heard from the farmer that all of the rain this year almost decimated the pumpkin crop - with acres rotting. We didn't mind - there were plenty of perfect pumpkins just for us.
On the way home we stopped by a nice biking/walking trail and went for a walk. The leaves and scenery were beautiful, and the wind was so loud in the trees it was crazy.
Towards the end of our walk we saw a snake which had been run over by a bike or something, and the boys were able to sit and study it for awhile. Another child stopped to look too, and the boys all looked it over, talked about it, and then buried it with gravel. When it was all covered, they got up and we were done.
Oh, and the BEST picture from today? This is definitely a classic:
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