It's not really fall, I don't think, if you don't find some time for a good-old-fashioned trip to a farm and a pumpkin patch. If petting cows and riding a barrel train and playing on covered wagons doesn't get you in the mood for autumn, I don't know what will!
Denver Rescue Mission invited us to Harvest Farm this month, a fabulous fall celebration and one that supports good causes. We made the trip north this past weekend and it was well worth it! (I love that drive up 25 anyway--the best views, even on a foggy day like Saturday was. Other Denverites: Don't you think our color has been superb this year? I've never seen so many rich red leaves in Colorado!)
Iris got a huge kick out of the petting the animals, especially when she got some feed and the goats ate right from her hand! And Edi was a pretty big fan of the barrel train. That girl loves a good thrill ride. We also climbed rock walls, watched some corn canons, visited Goat City and Bunnington, watched a pig race, played in corn-filled covered wagons, and jumped from hay bales on to mattresses! Phew! Plus we walked away with the most delicious kettle corn and four little pumpkins just waiting to be carved.
The staff at Harvest Farm was absolutely the friendliest. Sometimes a visit to a farm seems like an intrusion; but these people couldn't have been happier to have us. They loved helping us and watching our girls have so much fun. That made the experience the best and it's so wonderful to meet people who enjoy what they do, especially when it's for a good cause.
Here are a million pictures of our fun at the farm. And if you're in Colorado, you can visit Harvest Farm Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until October 27th. Read more here!
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