Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Going Local-Red Wolf Farm

Over the weekend,
we made a trip to Red Wolf Farm in Maiden,
which is about 15 minutes from our home.

Each weekend in October, the 123-acre farm is open to the public
for their fall festival.
The day was gorgeous, with temps in the 70's 
and beautiful blue skies.
Sister was able to join us for the experience.

With Halloween looming,
we knew this would be the perfect place to pick up a pumpkin
for jack-o-lantern carving.
Small pumpkins were only $2, while the larger ones were $4.

There were some unexpected surprises on the property.
Wouldn't this tepee make the best play area for kids?

We started off our adventure by walking the corn maze.
There are two different mazes available,
one for adults and one for kids.
The maze created for kids had shorter crops growing,
so that parents could still see their lil' darlins' while standing on the sidelines.
So clever.

This was the first time any of us had participated in a corn maze,
and we enjoyed it thoroughly.
Big K set out in front to lead the way.
He never hardly ever gets lost.

There were many twists and turns,
but eventually we made it back to civilization,
without the need for a GPS, 
thank you very much!

There was something for every age group.
These lil' farmers had a great time on their John Deere tractors.
Ah, brings back good memories 
of when C was a young whippersnapper.

We took a hayride all around the property.
There was also a petting zoo,
horse rides, and a large bounce house area.
All of the individual activities are included 
in the admission price of only $8.50 per person.

On our way out,
we decided to pick up a few pumpkins.
Funny how I blend right in to my surroundings here, huh?

C and Big K found some just the right size for carving.
The smaller gourds will be used on the front porch.
I'd like to carve holes in them and light them up like luminaries.
We've carved pumpkins since before C was born.
It's one tradition I hope we continue for a long time.

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