Every year we go on a field trip with our homeschool group to Black Island Farms and it is something the children look forward to each year. We start our trip by reading Pumpkin Day by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace and then have a pumpkin day of our own. This year we took a hay ride out to the pumpkin patch where each of the children, and Mom, got to pick out a pumpkin. We also learned about other produce the farm harvests, such as, carrots, squash, corn, cabbage, and sunflowers. The farm guide passes around each piece of produce and lets the children touch it and ask questions about the plants and farm life.
After the hay ride and pumpkin picking, the fun really begins. There is a farm animal walk, pig racing, mini corn maze, giant hay slides, cow lassoing, tire animal swings, corn box (like a sand box but with corn), bouncing cow house, and a tracker train ride. No wonder they look forward to pumpkin day every fall!
Now the battle rages, with a porch full of pumpkins and Mama wanted to cook those babies up while the kiddies want to paint and carve them. I'm pretty sure I'll win though as the kiddos can never pass up a science experiment and I feel a pumpkin dissection project coming right up:).
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9/28/2017 12:17:03 pm
I'm looking to join a homeschool group who are wanting to go to Black Island Farm for homeschool this year 2017. We go every year but can't seem to find a home school group going this time. Our last group has discontinued this since there aren't enough people living close enough to go. If love to join a fieldtrip for my children. Thanks
We would've loved to have you join us this year but we already went this past Tuesday. If I hear of any other groups going I'll get in contact with you. If you want to leave me your email at the contact me tab above, I can get back with you... I'm sorry we went so early in the season this year.
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