We took advantage of the nice weather and went to a pumpkin farm out in the country with my daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter, Lily.
The pumpkins were magnificent!
We saw pumpkins with bumps.
And flat pumpkins,
and regular pumpkins.
SO many to choose; a little girl named Lily didn't know what to do.
"Should I pick this one?" She thought.
But couldn't pick it up. She walked to another one
But it wouldn't do.
"I want this one Papa!" She yelled with delight.
We promised to come back, but we wanted to see the sights!
Pony rides were available and after watching a little boy ride for a bit Lily decided it was okay for her to ride. So her father put her on the horse and round and round they went. I don't know who had a bigger smile; Grandma or Lily!
Hey they come again!
All was well until Daisy the horse neighed real loud. Lily jumped off the horse and into Daddy's arms lickety-split. Surprisingly she didn't cry, but she was clinging to Daddy pretty hard!
We passed a nice park in the middle of the farm yard as we made our way to the petting zoo. We also passed these two totem poles. I can say that I've never seen pumpkin totem poles before that day!
Meet Caramel the Camel. This is the friendliest camel I have ever met. (I don't know if it was male or female; I'm just going to assume it is male.) He didn't spit on me - and for that I was happy. I gave him some grass which he ate gently out of my hand over the fence. I fed him a few times. Then I leaned on the fence, which was about chin high, to get a photo of the alpacas in the fenced area with him. I rested my elbow on the fence to steady my camera when all of a sudden old Caramel here put almost my whole hand in his mouth. Uh, hello! I let out a yelp! At least he was gentle!
We went into the barn to see the other animals.
There was a lot of loving going on in there.
See what I mean? If I wasn't mistaken, that WAS a Barry White song piped in the background. *snicker*
Then there was this guy.
|You talkin' to ME?|
Here's another close up of Caramel. Look at those eyelashes!
It was time to move on. Next stop.....the corn crib.
This was really cool. Instead of a big sandbox they used an old corn crib and filled it with.....what else? Corn kernels!
|Burying their brother - what fun!|
|Don't you just want to jump in an play?|
|Lily playing near a little girl.|
Before we left the farm, I wanted to take some pictures of Lily sitting on the pumpkins. She is a very strong-willed child and even though I'd tell her where I wanted her to sit, she'd continue to walk and then plunk down where SHE decided to sit.
|I'm not sure what's she's doing in this photo; just acting goofy I guess.|