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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