It isn't autumn for me,
until I've had at least one pumpkin smoothie
enjoyed a cup of hot apple cider
(VERY yummy with a splash of salted caramel as I found out recently),
toured a kiwi farm
(baby and fuzzy kiwi--nom nom),
viewed my favorite tree adorned in it's fall finery
(aspen, Sunday under a blue sky)
been to a pumpkin patch!
Yesterday was my day to checkout the latter,
as well as spy out places to take the grandchildren--should the 'need' ever arise.
it just SO happened a friend had business to take care of in the Woodburn area
AND has some grandkids of her own so wanted to check out the place too:)
So that's how we found ourselves at Bauman Farm in Gervais, Oregon!
After some long chats with a couple of staff there
(these people know the meaning of GREAT customer service let me tell you) and a bit of browsing,
we went into one of the buildings to admire the gorgeous display of ornamental corn...
I felt like a kid in a candy store!
In addition to the ornamental corn,
the farm had tons of squash, sweet corn,
pumpkin (yep I bought a pie pumpkin), gourds...
well the list just goes on for they have a farm store with a bakery and a whole lot of apples and veggies, jams and more!
I NEED me another scarecrow,
and this one was adorable--
but I restrained myself
(at least on this -- my first visit there).
Wonder if I could make one?
Or more then one...
has anyone done so?
This little ornamental plant caught me eye!
It's called 'pumpkin on a stick'.
Mmm. Love those mums too:)
It's a very happy place!
Everyone seemed to be having a good time--
kids and adults alike.
Of course we had to stroll by the famous Pumpkin Hill.
And being an animal LOVER--the barn was a MUST!
And I had to check out the
(for a comparison check out the fire extinguisher on the wall)
Lots of activities to do on a weekday
but even more on a weekend--
one that I would LOVE to do is some 'gem mining'.
Just like my grandpa--well sort of:)
I just have to go back--
we have a maze to conquer,
more apple cider to buy,
a bug train to catch,
a fort to explore--
after all autumn and pumpkin patches come just ONCE a year:)
In addition to exploring the joys of autumn we've been hard at work on my little dream-come-true
(hence the fewer blog posts),
doing some autumn cleaning
(ditto the above statement),
and trying to get healthier
Helen of http://lifestylehelen.blogspot.com/
has got me motivated to do some walking daily
(ditto, ditto, ditto).
I LOVE autumn!
What aspect of autumn do you enjoy the most?
A HUGE thank you to Bauman Farms which gave me permission to take
"hundreds" of photos and post them here:)
Here is their link should you be in the area
(or just wanting a great day trip)
As always, I am not associated with the farm except as a happy visitor:)
Sorry guys and gals, because of the number of places we went to
yesterday, I didn't have my DSLR with me. Hope you still enjoy the photos!