After the slides came the animals!
They had all kinds of facts about different animals written on the sides of the barns and the chicken coop. Little Miss Chatterbox particularly enjoyed reading them.
After that, it was time for lunch.
There was an all female band of middle aged woman rockin' out by the picnic tables. But we couldn't stay long because they weren't playing songs that were family friendly. We actually thought it was strange to have this kind of band playing at a place that's obviously geared towards children. But idunno... maybe other families don't mind if they're kids listen about sexy wet lips. And yes, my children pay attention because after they sang those words LMC looked at me with a questioning look on her face. But other than that, they were really good. I was impressed, at least.
Then we went to see the Pumpkin Princess in her pretty orange and green dress. There was a medieval theme that weekend so the kids got to make a wand craft and color shields.
They have a really nice pond where you can go fishing if you bring your own pole. The ducks in the pond came over to us as fast as they could, looking for hand outs. Sorry, ducks! We didn't know to bring bread for you. It was a nice place to take some pictures. Too bad the kids were pretty sick of pictures by that time. Or should I say, the boys were sick of pictures by that time.
And the sun was getting in every one's eyes.
Okay kids, time to move on! We need to catch a hay ride out to the pumpkin patch.
Here we go!
A real pumpkin patch! Cool!
Oops, hair in the face. Let's try again.
After paying to get in and buying lunch, only one pumpkin was in our budget. So, we decided to pick out a family pumpkin rather than individual pumpkins.
Mr. Tickle was so cute. As soon as we got off the hay ride, he went to the first pumpkin he saw and tried to pick it up. But it was too heavy. He continued on in this manner the whole time, going from one pumpkin to the other. But they were all too heavy for him to pick up.
Finally, as we were loading back onto the hay ride he found one small enough to pick out and shouted, "I did it! I found my pumpkin!" I was too busy cheering for him to get a picture of his big smile. He was very proud of himself. I was afraid he'd want to take it but instead he put it back down and said, "Bye, pumpkin! See you next year!"
And then guess what? I forgot to get a picture of the pumpkin we picked out. But it was the one Mike carved a Sacred Heart in to.
And that, my friends, was our adventure at Great Country Farms.
As you can see, the kids had a Great time at Great Country.