Saturday, October 8, 2016

Down on the Farm


It's a beautiful fall day here is Southwestern Ohio.  
Earlier in the week, we had talked about going for a hike today, but then toward the end of the week decided to go to the pumpkin farm instead.

Iron's Fruit Farm was founded in 1936, according to their website, and they have a big fall festival every year in October.


They used to be a fruit farm, but I'm not sure how much fruit they grow any more.  They seem to have let the farm and fruit orchards go, but we still enjoy the hayride and corn maze.


Other people must too, as there are always lines of cars waiting to get in.

The corn maze had a western theme this year and it took us an hour to work our way through the twists, turns and dead ends.


The tips of the corn looked pretty against the brilliant blue sky.


Here and there were vines wrapped around the corn with pretty purple flowers.


After the maze, we walked through the overgrown pumpkin patch.  


Dear son picked out a HUGE gourd.  He and hubby thought it would be funny to put Mr. Potato Head features on it.  

:-)

We said a quick hello to some of the animals.  This ole mule was quite sweet.  I bet she would have loved an apple, but they had signs asking people not to feed her.


We each got a decadent treat in the bakery and headed home.


I hope those of you in the midst of hurricane's path stay safe.  My mom and dad in NC are without power now.

Until next time,

Heather


7 comments:

  1. Hello, the corn maze sounds like a fun outing for the family. I like the field of pumpkins, your wreath is beautiful. The mule is pretty. Great post and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Looks like a great day. It was always fun when my sons were small and we were able to do similar things with them. I call those times making memories.

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  3. Sounds like a great day out. I thought the wreath was stunning.

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  4. It sounds like a perfect Fall day.
    Meredith

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  5. hello heather...such fun activities during the fall season...the mule does look like a sweetie...i know i always would like to give a treat to animals when we visit farms...a pretty wreath on the door...hope your parents are safe and secure in their home...even though former hurricane matthew is now downgraded the danger of high waters remain in several states...we have been to visit apple orchards and purchase apple cider and fresh doughnuts...delicious...these next few months, especially, will be chockfull and time will pass all too quickly with the approaching holidays...thank you for your post...regards to you and your family...take care...sally

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  6. Corn mazes and pumpkin patches are always fun! Looks like you had a beautiful day to enjoy it there. : )

    Thanks for the shop wishes Heather!

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