Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fun at the Farm

I can never get enough of Fall activities. So far this year we have gone to the pumpkin patch, picked fresh apples, made Halloween costumes, and cooked apple butter, pumpkin muffins, and pumpkin snickerdoodles. It has been great!

But the highlight of the season is Cagle's Family Farm. It took us about four weeks to finally find a free night, but I put my foot down and insisted we go on Friday. It was so worth it!

We started off in the corn maze, where there is a Phase 1 and Phase 2. Phase 1 is a little easier, but we made it through each phase in less than 30 minutes, even with the toddler insisting on walking the whole way (always with a firm grip on both Mom and Dad's hands). He lost steam at the very end of Phase 2, with about 50 feet left to go. That's okay; I thought he did very well for a one and a half year old.

There are a ton of things to do at Cagle's, including a petting zoo, "jumpee pillow" (which looks like a giant trampoline), and a haunted barn, but we've been to several petting zoos, the trampoline was for bigger kids, and my husband and I really HATE haunted houses. Instead, we opted for the hayride and bonfire.

We were so glad with our choice! A huge tractor hauling a giant trailer filled with hay bales comes and picks you up, and then it's a short ride to the bonfires. We all huddled up together on the ride; it was colder than we thought it would be!

This is a terrible picture, but you might get the idea. There is a large field filled with no fewer than 20 concrete fire pits. Marshmallows are free, and a "s'mores kit" with two grahams and a piece of chocolate costs a measly $1. We got 4, and had no intention of sharing with the baby. We might have given him a graham cracker. :)

It was the perfect Fall night and exactly what we needed the day before Halloween to get us in the full holiday spirit. I feel a family tradition in the making!

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