On Friday, the children and I spent the afternoon at Patterson Farm and the weather was so perfect! It had been several years since we were last there so I tried to get there earlier to walk around the farm before our hayride but that did not happen. We arrived just in time to pet the animals before our puppet show began. At the beginning of the puppet show, our tour guide told us to do certain movements when we seen certain parts in the play. For instance, you wave your arms when we seen the shirt. I cannot tell you anymore or I will spoil the show for you.
After the puppet show, we were given a container of food to feed the animals. The kids were excited to do this. One worker even picked up a baby goat for us to pet and feed. They had big and small goats, sheep, pot belly pigs, bunnies and peacocks. We even got to see a real live working bee hive. Did you know that the worker bees are all females? Does this surprise you?
Next stop was hayride! Our tour guide was a female and she was explaining what we would be seeing on our trip. I got tickled at this one little fellow who could not believe she was going to be driving this big John Deere Tractor. He just did not see how it was possible. But once she explained to him he would see Llamas, he was pretty cool with her then. It was hilarious to see his expression. We took a trip around the farm seeing the playground, corn maze, animals throughout the farm, tomato and strawberry plants. At the end of the hayride, we were all allowed to pick a pumpkin and take it home. I love how each pumpkin expresses each persons personality.
I love how there were many chances around the farm for a photo opportunity. I know you are wondering where this forth child came into the picture. I have baby sat him since he was 6 weeks old and love him like he is one of my own children. We put our pumpkins in the truck which was close to the market and decided to stop in there for a few minutes. It smelled so good in there and everything looked so delicious. They had fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, ice cream, and much more.
The kids were eager to get to the Paw Paw Carl’s Playground. There were so many new things for the kids to do. I think their favorite was the tunnel you could crawl through under the hay bales to the get out the other side. My favorite was the duck races. I loved watching each child pump as hard as their arms could trying to beat the others duck.
To take full advantage of everything at Patterson Farm, I suggest planning to spend the whole day there and wear your walking shoes. Also take a lunch and enjoy an outdoor picnic with your family. Lastly, don’t forget to print the $2.00 Off Fall Fun on the Farm Weekend Admission coupon.