Thursday, October 18, 2012

Holley Farms Pumpkin Patch

Earlier this week I joined three other mamas (Lynn, Leanna, and Amber) with 20 children between us for a trip to the Holley Farms Pumpkin Patch.  The weather was beautiful that day, and we had such a fun time.  Mr. Holley, the owner of the working farm was so hospitable towards us.  He shared us with the history and some of the logistics of running a seasonal pumpkin patch tourist attraction.  He explained how they created the corn maze, and that was so interesting!  He also ate a picnic lunch with us.  What a delightful day we had!

 Olivia, Leah, Clay, and Sam visiting some of the farm animals.

 playing on a hay bale

 posing in front of the general store

 swinging on the rope swing
You can see the wagon ride in the background on the right.  That is what carried us out to the pumpkin patch to pick our pumpkin.
The truck on the left is the entrance to a cool slide.

 These chicken houses were built in 1956, I think Mr. Holley said.  Now they are part of the pumpkin patch fun.

Fun on the slide!

While the younger children were sliding, the five older children went through the corn field maze.  It took them about 30 minutes, but they found their way out.  The maze was cut in the shape of a rooster.

 Parker, Clay, and Carson walking to the corn field maze.

 Now the younger children are in the "rat race".

 Sam on a balance beam

 having fun in the corn "kitchen"

 This is where you enter the corn field maze.

 The boys at the exit.

 Clay went back in the maze to escort the girls out.

After our picnic lunch we rode the wagon out to the pumpkin patch.

 looking for the perfect pumpkin

 There's a pretty one!

 Julie's going to pick it.
 The perfect pumpkin!

 Sam chose a big one!

 Lana Kate and Leah with their pumpkins

Julie and Olivia with their pumpkins

We left the pumpkin patch right after choosing our pumpkins....we still had an afternoon full of piano lessons and running.
I am glad that I squeezed into our busy schedule this fun morning.  The kids and I enjoyed it so much!

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