Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pumpkin Patch and Farm Field Trip

Yesterday we visited a local pumpkin patch/farm with the homeschooling group!! I thought it would be a laid back... here are some animals, here are the pumpkins, let the kids run around....NO WAY :) They immediately divided our group and started pumping information into the kids (and adults...LOL)! There weren't a lot of extra activities (playgrounds, etc) but the kids had plenty of fun and did learn a lot:)

Our group went on the hayride through the pasture first....

After the hayride we went with another guide that explained some of the other animals that they have on the farms as well as the most common agricultural products grown our area... very informative, especially to kids that don't live in rural, farming areas. My kids liked seeing the crops close up:)

They even got to pull apart a soybean pod to find the actual bean:) Fun for my soymilk drinkers:)

The kids had a lesson with the farmer about what she grows, how things grow and fun farming situations... like deer eating her pumpkins,etc! The kids were very attentive and I thought it was soo cute when I turned to look at Brian and Chris and Chris' hand was raised to ask a question:)

My kids took forever to pick "their" pumpkins. Brian said that Chris went for the biggest ugliest. But Lydia looked each over... at one time she got up from the "school kids' pumpkins" and went over to the $10 ones!! LOL

We had a fun trip and was glad Daddy was able to come with us:)


Jenny said...

How fun! I'm glad Dad got to go! We went to the pumpkin patch yesterday.

Angela said...

Oh how fun! Looks like your kids had a blast :) Glad to see we have things like that to look forward to as we get old enough to join the homeschool groups around here :)
I love the second picture you put together. (with all the animals) I would love to learn how you did that :)

Jenny said...

I have an award for you on my blog!