Saturday, October 24, 2009

Old Baker Farm & Pumpkin Patch

Last weekend we drove over to Harpersville to The Old Baker Farm for their Pumpkin Patch and 'Cotton Pickin' Celebration.' It was $10 to get in, Children under 2 entered free and the cost of admission included all activities and your pumpkins to take home. Can you believe this was the entire family's first pumpkin patch? Sorry mom, but if you ever took me to one, I can't remember. As you enter, you pass a fun play area for small children (under 6) to ride on toy tractors and even sit on some of the big ones! Keep walking and you come to the Maize maze...hehe. It was a little muddy so we passed on that activity. Then we passed the food. Barbecue, grilled sweet corn, popped kettle corn, and lots of other delicious smells and some live live blue grass music! I'm a fan. Next we passed the pony rides. There was a weight limit of 125 lbs. So, Ella was too little to ride by herself, but together, we were over the weight limit. Poor baby, she was so excited. Next, we came to the petting zoo......

Disregard the lazy eye and consider the fact that this was the BEST picture we took together all

Chickens, Ducks, Goats, Turkeys, Pigs, Horses, Cows, and Bunnies.
One of the baby goats still had its umbilical cord, it was soooo cute!

We love you baby cow!

This is the way you wash your hands on the farm. At least they provided a way!

After washing our hands, we joined the hundreds of people standing in line to get on the hayride to the pumpkin patch. The line actually moved pretty fast. They had 4 or 5 tractors pulling about 40 people in each.

Ella picked us out 3 beauties!

We let her do the heavy lifting.

The pumpkins were starting to get pretty scarce. We had to walk a loooooong way with 3 big pumpkins, a diaper bag, and a baby.

If its on the ground right in front of the hayride, its rotten, keep moving.

Ella kept putting random discoveries in her mouth, so I felt compelled to plug it up!

After you return from the pumpkin patch, the organizers put stickers on your pumpkins with your name on them and load them on a trailer a take them to the parking lot so that you can claim them on your way out. How AWESOME is that!!!

We returned from the hayride just in time for a Civil War reenactment. I think it was good, but I couldn't really see and it was REALLY muddy out in that field. It was really loud that's for sure. Since most everyone was watching the battle, we went here.......

There were also some Indian Teepee's set up and huge bales of hay to jump on and slide down. Maybe next year Ella.

One last photo op on our way out.

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