On Saturday, we went to a farm where we could pick as many vegetables as we wanted, and where there were a lot of fun things for the boys.
There was a real fire engine, and the boys had fun playing on it, Next up were barrel rides pulled by a tractor:
Next we headed for the hayride to take us to the fields, and we spent the next three hours in the fields picking produce. We picked corn:
and the boys dug for potatoes:
We also got a ton of onions- red, white, and yellow onions, Indian corn, chili peppers, butternut squash, and pumpkins. Cole was so tired from all the picking, he crashed out in my arms:
After we were back from the fields, and Cole had woken up, the boys played on the fire engine again, and Ryan went to play in the huge bouncy castle, while I took Cole and let him play on the various farm equipment:
We finally left late afternoon, as it started to get cloudy and cool. When I asked the boys what they liked best, they said picking the vegetables. I think it is important for kids to realize where their food comes from.
We are lucky this great farm is so close where the boys can learn about farming, see the food, participate in harvesting it, and have fun-all at the same time.