Skip to main content

A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch {Family Traditions}

Yesterday was our annual trip to the pumpkin patch.  Even though I could only sit on the front porch and enjoy the porch swing, I wouldn't have missed it.  It's a family tradition for us to visit the pumpkin patch~wherever we may live.  

When we lived in Alabama we absolutely loved McGee Farm.  In Arkansas our favorite place was Wild Things Farm (which is technically in Oklahoma).  

Here in Kentucky we simply adore Christian Way Farm.  We just wouldn't miss a chance to go feed the animals (goats, pigs, donkeys, cows, horses, kittens, dogs, you-name-it), take a ride out to the corn maze and pumpkin patch, play on the hay castle, grind some feed corn ...there's just something about being out on the farm that is so peaceful and soothing to one's soul.  

Today was no different (except that I wasn't roaming the farm with the rest of the family--these photos are courtesy of my hubby).  It was a perfect fall day, with cool temps.  The first day we've really needed jackets this year.  But even if I wasn't able to walk all over the farm, it was just just as lovely hanging out by the country store chatting with friends, watching the kiddos have the time of their lives, and just soaking up God's natural beauty.

If you've never taken your family on a trip to the farm, I encourage you to find a farm near where you live and go have a day of fun!  It will be totally worth it!

Don't want to miss a thing here at My Blessed Life?
Subscribe by email today!


This comment has been removed by the author.
Kari said…
Wish I could have gone this year. =)

Popular posts from this blog

Making Notebooks

Recently I tried out a new craft idea~and it was SO much fun!! And extremely frugal, too. That's always a bonus, right? So here we go: 1. Take your basic composition notebook (purchased at the back-to-school sales for .99 each). 2. Go to your craft supplies and get your Mod Podge ready, along with a good paintbrush. 3. Look through all those scrapbook papers you've been randomly collecting and choose some. 3. After choosing your paper for the cover of your book and trimming it to fit, start *painting* the cover with the glue. Next, give the back of your paper a good coat of glue, too. (I left the binding uncovered so that I could use a contrasting paper there later on). 4. Glue it on! Remember to smooth out any air bubbles under the paper. 5. Flip the cover open and make a few cuts on the corners so that they will fold over nice and neat, then add a little more glue to the edges of the inside cover and a little more to the paper edges. 6. Fold them over a

The Making of an Egyptian Death Mask

We are learning all about the ancient world this year with Story of the World I and loving it! We've been learning a lot about Egypt, of course, which is completely fascinating. Most recently we have studied the New Kingdom of Egypt, which includes the story of King Tut. So we decided making an Egyptian death mask in the style of King Tut's would be a fun project. First since it was too cold at the time to paper mache in the garage (it probably would have frozen instead of dried-ha) and it was too messy to do it in the house, we decided to pick up a couple of cheap craft masks at Hobby Lobby. Next we cut out cardboard shapes to complete the shape of the death mask, attaching them with hot glue. Vince even put a little detail on the *beard* with the hot glue per The Princess' request. Then the kiddos started to paint them with this metallic gold tempera paint. It worked okay for the cardboard, but would not coat the plastic of the mask. We thought maybe a second c

Door Hanger Chore Charts

My kids have had a chore chart for a while.  It's one of those magnetic boards and they share it.  However, it's not by their rooms and often they (and I) forget to update it.  Plus it's a little bulky.   When I saw the concept of a door hanger chore chart on Pinterest, I loved it!  It was compact, right there were the kiddos could see it coming out and going into their rooms, and it costs almost nothing to make.   I headed over to one of my favorite stores: Hobby Lobby, of course.  They  have these little wooden door hangers for .79.  I also grabbed a couple of packets of decorative buttons for $1.99 each.  I already had the clothes pins and the paint so those cost me nothing.   I began by painting the door hangers (I used tempera paints because that's what I had).  Then I grabbed a fine point Sharpie and the clothes pins and started writing chores on them, making sure to write them correctly so they will clip on the right direction.   The left