Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Great Pumpkin

We recently took the kids to our local farmers fruit stand to get a pumpkin!
They also have a working farm and tree lot during the holidays.

Ready, Set... Go!

First, we stopped by Mr. Spud for good luck in our search for the Great Pumpkin!
Sorry, not quite big enough.
Darling little sign posted among the vegetables!
Look Mom, a Scare Crow!

Look kids, more Scare Crows!
As we walked on the property they had a darling little General Store. I could have bought it all up but instead my wallet said... I'll take 4 bottles of water please!

As we walked around the General Store, we were greeted with this! There were 2 Turkeys and both of them were proudly puffed up in full promonade! The kids were amazed! Quite frankly, this city girl was too!
See you next month! Eh- humm!

A young horse near by and she was a beauty! And her name was BELLE!

Ooooooh, a good old fashioned Coffee Pot. Mmmm, that sounds good right now!
Next up was a bee demonstration!
I've read that you should buy local honey if you have seasonal allergies as it seems to help adjust your body to the pollen or something along those lines. We had just finished up our old bottle and decided to get a new one from a local grower. When held up to the light, it had a beautiful golden clear glow! Yumm!

Next we saw an educational area about local Indians and Teepee's made from corn stalks.
What's it like inside Son? His reply.... HOT Mom!

Oooooh, Lookie Here! A barn! What's inside? A Hoe-Down! Let's go in!
We sang traditional songs too! It was really fun!

To go out with a bang, the kids from the audience were invited to join the stage for a song! My girl is holding a improvised shaker! (A ketcup bottle filled with corn kernals)
After we left the Hoe-Down, we were invited to make our own cornmeal to feed the chickens!

For $1.00, there were talented ladies nearby who offered Face Painting!

For a minute, I thought my Dad had made a surprise appearance in the Gazebo because we heard some good old fashioned country music from this Gentleman!

Well, kids are you ready to begin our search for the Great Pumpkin? YES!! Well let's get started! So off we went through the corn field maze!

Mom, I think I see something crawling in the corn? Yikes! Maybe it's a Scare Crow?
Nah, just an adorable kitten!

At last, we reached the pumpkin field! The farmers terms are easy, if you can carry it, you can have it! Umm, sorry Son, we're going to have to leave those behind.
Okay, now this is more like it!
Victory! We found our Perfect Pumpkin!
This has been a fun day! Good Bye Smith Family Farm! See you next year!


7 Cha Cha Bloggers left a comment:

Tea Time With Melody October 29, 2008 at 7:26 AM  

Oh my gosh, looks like you had a great time. I should have left hubby at home and gone with you! lol You had more I have never been there even though it is basically just down the road. I will have to check it out. Now that the kids are grown, I miss doing the little things like that. :(

MuseSwings October 29, 2008 at 8:22 AM  

What fun! Those turkey look impressive - I wouldn't be showing off like that just before Thanksgiving! I'd be mimicing a cow or a spider or something. Thanks for sharing your fun adventure - now if you would just drop that pumpkin off at my house - no that one -nope a little to the left - just behind that one. Thanks! I'll be all ready for Halloween too!

Sparky ♥ ∞ October 29, 2008 at 8:28 AM  

Isn't being in the country fun!? See, that's why we moved to where *all the action is*. [har har] I like Mr. Spud doll. That was cute. Have you ever tried Sourwood Honey from western NC? In my never-to-be-humble opinion, it is THE BEST! YUM!

You're kids are adorable. They're lucky to have sweet parents like y'all (hope they know that). Happy Hallowe'en!! ♥ ∞

Gill - That British Woman October 29, 2008 at 1:13 PM  

thanks for popping by my blog. What a fun day out you guys had? The weather also looked perfect for it? Super photos.

Gill in Canada

Marie Reed October 30, 2008 at 4:29 AM  

These pictures are just gorgeoussssss! It looks ike you had such a marvelous day. I miss the States! You can only buy shrads of pumpkin for soup here:)

Lavinia October 30, 2008 at 5:41 PM  

Wow! So much to see and do and enjoy on your pumpkin outing. Is your hubby holding the winning pumpkin at the end there? Good choice!

I'd like one of those teepees, I think. Looks really neat.

Janeen October 30, 2008 at 5:44 PM  

Yep! Isn't it a beauty! ha ha