I have never been to The Farm in all the years I've been driving past it on my way to work (minus this last year, its been 6 years) so when I found out it was the last Story Time of the year, I marked it on the calendar and vowed to finally go!
And I'm so glad we went! It is a small organic farm that had a pumpkin patch, a small collection of animals, and a farm stand plus gift shop/ bakery. But let's go back to the story time and how we arrived late, haha.
So, I got us lost. The exit to The Farm isn't well marked coming from our house so I made an early exit and started driving down a service road, not creepy at all. I corrected fast enough and took the next exit, which was the right one and we only missed 2 stories and 2 songs. It was kinda a good thing because Kinsey said the story time was boring. This was the face she made the whole time:
They redeemed themselves by giving us a free snack, home grown strawberries (which were a bit sour haha) and we moved onto the farm stand with gift shop and bakery. We picked up two goodies and made our way to the animals.
It is my life dream to own chickens one day so I was in heaven. There was also a couple of goats and 4 bunnies. Kinsey was bummed she couldn't reach them to give a pet.
And then to the highlight of our visit: the hay bales and pumpkin patch! Let it be noted we didn't buy any pumpkins otherwise my husband would have felt left out ;) Kinsey got all sweaty running and climbing all over this hale bale castle and there were a bunch of kids her age playing together. Brielana found a hole her first opportunity and sunk to her knees in hay.
Brielana much preferred the pumpkin patch. She was trying to corral these two pumpkins and pick them up at the same time. A+ for effort! She was quite determined.
My favorite "artsy shot" the top of the head. I have more of these pictures of both Kinsey and Brielana than is probably normal, haha. But baby hair and tiny heads does it for me.
I was finally able to pry Kinsey way from the hay and we got some pictures with the barrel cows. Some one was very happy.
I tried getting Kinsey to sit in "Olivia" since that's her middle name, but she wanted to be in front. #Firstborncontrolissues (I have them too haha!)
And we had our treat when we got home: apple cider doughnut muffins.
These babies set off my search for pumpkin doughnut muffins and I landed on this recipe by Martha Stewart that is phenomenal! You have got to make them and let me know how you liked them! You won't be disappointed!
It was a great outing and I look forward to visiting The Farm again soon! Apparently they have Halloween and Christmas festivals I hope we can go to!