Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Our Day at Fir Point Farms Pumpkin Patch

Last Sunday we decided it was the perfect day to visit the Pumpkin Patch. We always drive past Fir Point Farms when we take back roads into Portland, and often stop during the fall for their delicious Apple Cider donuts that are made on location, fresh and delicious! Last week we drove past Fir Point Farms and I decided we should definitely come back on the weekend for a Pumpkin Patch visit.
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I had only ever seen the farm on weekdays, so I had no idea that so many people would be there. There was quite a crowd of happy families ready for some fall fun! There were so many fun activities to choose from, "cow train" rides, farm animals, a giant slide, bouncy houses, a dark hay maze, a corn maze, good food choices, and of course the pumpkin patch. We decided to go on a hay ride, go through the corn maze, see the animals, and then pick out pumpkins.

The wait for the hayride was pretty long since there were so many people, but the surrounding forest was so pretty that it kept us busy enjoying scenery while we waited.

When we got on board for the hayride the driver introduced himself as Tractor Bob, he gave us a really nice ride all around the farm and told us a lot of interesting facts and stories about the farm. I hadn't been on a hayride in quite awhile and we all had a great time. Thanks Tractor Bob! :)

After the hayride, on our way to the corn maze, we stopped to look at all the farm animals. There were cute little pigs, a turkey, a couple miniature horses, and the most darling bunch of goats ever! Quite a few of the goats were still little and their play fighting was extremely cute! There was also a large Noah's Ark play house that looked like a lot of fun for younger kids to climb on.

After the animals it was time for the corn maze. I had never been in a corn maze before so I was pretty excited, although a little nervous I would get lost. :)

The corn maze was Charlotte's web themed, and was 6 acres of corn maze! I have no sense of direction, thankfully my hubby does and was keeping track of where we were going, otherwise I may have been in the maze 'til dark!

They had cute little activity books available for children, and the rows of corn were really pretty to see against the blue sky. I had a lot of fun taking pictures!

Rows of corn really can be spooky, I would never be able to go into one of those haunted corn mazes, no way! However, we did have fun taking pictures of Sarah and Joe looking like menacing "children of the corn". I knew I would have fun playing with filters and making some spooky Halloween pictures of the kids. :)

We had a fun time in the corn maze, I look forward to going again next year! After the corn maze it was time to find our pumpkins. Me and the kids both had certain criteria in mind for our various pumpkin projects so we hunted through the field until we all had the pumpkins we needed.

We had fun filling up our wheelbarrow with pumpkins, most of the pumpkins we got were smaller sized for various different projects. The kids still want to head up the road to our local farm stand for some extra large pumpkins for our classic front door Jack-o-lanterns. :)

Overall it was a great day, I would highly recommend Fir Point Farms for a fun fall family outing if you live nearby.

In my next post I'll be sharing how I decorated my tiniest batch of pumpkins using twine, glitter, and washi tape!

You might also be interested in stopping by my 2014 Harvest Hop Linky Party for lots of fun fall ideas! Feel free to share your own fall themed posts as well, I'm keeping the list open until mid-November.

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  1. Oh April I loved this post. I saw it last night but my computer was acting up and I couldn't comment. My Cowboy fixed the problem I think. I hope! This was a Fabulous post. I am glad you linked to the party! Please come by and link all your Fall posts. Next Tues. we'll be linking Thanksgiving posts! Come over and join up. 353

  2. I forgot. LOL. We went to a pumpkin patch with a corn maze. It was a little eiry (sp) I love (scratch that maybe not love. LOL. your sepia shots with children from the corn are really authentic looking! That is kind of how I felt it was a good maze. I'll be posting pics. soon!


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