Friday, September 25, 2009

Fun at Our Local Farmstand

We had a quick morning playdate at the local farmstand up the road yesterday morning. I love having such a great find so close by! It's one of my favorite fall things to do that gets us out and about and enjoying the lovely day and all the locally grown produce. I've added this post to a new weekly linky party called Tree Hugging Tots, hosted by Growing by Leaps and Bounds.
I don't mean to make you all jealous but seriously, isn't this place pretty? Less than five minutes down the road! Guess living "out in the country" has it's perks! I meant to get a mum for the front porch but I couldn't juggle all the packages today. They have all kinds of goodies but my favorite are...
their pickles! Oh my goodness are they fabulous. We bought two jars of Kosher Dills today because I still have some Hot & Sweet ones in the fridge. ER and I both ate two right when we got home. The also have really good jams and jellies, plus super delish hot off the fryer pumpkin donuts. Now I don't like pumpkin under normal circumstances, but these are divine!
The main attraction for the kids are their pony rides, free petting zoo, and of course this ginormous hay pyramid. Love that this one is free and well maintained. They keep it covered with a tarp at night and remake parts everyday. Never before has ER been brave enough to climb it. Guess she got over that!
I think this is her "King of the World" moment or at least her King of the Hill experience. Oh sorry, I mean Princess of the Hill in this case.
Remember that petting area I mentioned? While one rather pushy fellow was wondering about and even climbed up on the pyramid. The kids found that rather amusing. What wasn't so amusing is how he also jumped up on the picnic tables and knocked over our apple cider. When I tried to shoo him away I got a handful of goat horns for my trouble. Like I said, very pushy indeed ☺ ER had to tell her preschool teacher all about it right at we got to school.
You may recall that in my Fall Begins post I mentioned that maybe she'd be able to finally pick up one of the big pumpkins this year. Little did I know that would happen so soon! Granted this one isn't that big but it's from where they are all laid out on the ground. Every year since she first went to a pumpkin patch ER has been trying to pick up one of the "big" pumpkins as she calls them. I didn't think she had it in her, so my camera wasn't ready. She's a fast one!

7 Friends Said:

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

What a fun and festive Fall day you two had! I'm insanely eager to take Emily and Clara to the pumpkin patch too. I love how ER was finally able to pick up her own pumpkin this year. She is growing up so quickly!

Nichol said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Look at her. I'm not ready for the cold yet it's only 55 here today :( Have a wonderful weekend.

Tonja said...

Im so jealous! Im gonna have to come visit so we can go to the apple orchard (:

Your weather looks a lot more inviting there too!

Gladd y'all had fun!

Nicole said...

Looks like fun! I can't wait to take LC to get a pumpkin!

Miller Moments said...

You inspired me! We visited our local farm this morning....

LillySue said...

Great photos! I still can't quite grasp that it is fall now.....
Blessings~LillySue

growing and learning by leaps and bounds said...

what fun pumpkin and apple picking our fave's of ours too!

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