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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

GratiTuesday - A Pumpkin-y Fall Day

When fall comes, I miss home more than ever.  

I miss being outside.  Seeing all of the leaves change color, having the option of heading to the farm and walking in the woods, visiting family, going on hayrides - those things are harder to find in this little town.

But last week our homeschool group headed to a small, local farm for a day of pumpkin fun - and it was great!

The weather was perfect - cool breeze, warm sun, blue sky - and the farm itself was beautiful.  The farmer was well prepared for our visit, and we had a great time.  

Photo by Susan B.

We rode on wagons back from the field of pumpkins, where we could choose and pick our own.  

A large sandbox was filled with kernels of corn - much better than sand, to my way of thinking, and the kids loved playing with it!

It's much easier to clean up, too - trust me.  ;-)

A large "playground" made out of stacked bales of straw made for a fun climbing experience.  Even my non-climbers got into this ...

and had a blast. 

This guy really got into it.

There were also areas set up around the farm and decorated to be prime picture-taking locations.  I had fun with these.

Of course, we had to pick pumpkins while we were there ...

and the pumpkins were big and beautiful!

Heavy, too!

Our farm tour included visiting these chickens, the newest update to the farm.  They'll only be in residence for a few weeks, however, and then they'll grace someone's table.

After a few more pictures ...

we headed home for lunch, 

grateful for a day at the farm.  Can't wait 'til next year!

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