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:


Jodi Anderson said...

Have you been to Treinen's farm, which is located near Lodi?

Each year, they have an awesome corn maze. I think that it's a dragon this year.

I think that it's great that you get the children out to so many farms. :)

Anonymous said...

You want me to lift what?!?

Lizz said...

We too went pumpkin patching. I could live at them really.

And your wee sprout in that last shot...tee hee sweet!

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

What great fun!

I have not had an autumn hayrack ride since high school!

The picture of the tree is absolutely stunning! I read in the NY Times that the New England colorfest isn't what it used to be.

I guess they should all just 'escape to Wisconsin'! LOL.