Friday, October 18, 2013

Preschool Pumpkin Farm Field Trip

On Wednesday Adam and Sara enjoyed their first field trip with their preschool. It was quite the fall day for it--chilly--and the morning class wasn't able to go because it was raining. Ackerman Farms is a small family owned pumpkin farm that is just the right size for a field trip for 3 and 4 year olds.

Our half of the group began with some educational time. New this year to the farm is a silo-like structure where classes can learn about different kinds of pumpkins.

Adam and Sara's classmates thought this pickle pumpkin was quite neat! Their teacher, whom they just adore, is on the far left of the photo.

Next we enjoyed a hayrack ride into the pumpkin patch. There were still quite a few pumpkins left and blooms indicating more pumpkins are coming. The weather in the 30s overnight next week may prove otherwise.

Then we spent some time visiting with the animals. This is Lady enjoying a little treat.

There was also an alpaca, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, and goats (with 5 sets of twin babies!)

The rest of the class headed for the bus and we spent some time shopping for a few pumpkins.

Sara chose a small pumpkin that she wants to decorate to look like a baby...stay tuned. Adam and I walked around looking for the biggest, fattest pumpkin he could find.

It was also a great opportunity for a few fall photos.

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