Hello Lovelies ,
Fall is here and it means it’s time for my favourite part of the season; Fall leaves and the smell of chimneys burning a fresh log.
Our first fall event came a little latte this year, due mostly to the unseasonable warm weeks that preceded our outing, but it was worth the wait.
My besties, and our kids packed up and headed north to Port Perry to go to Willowtree Farm’s Pumpkin Palooza! Goat’s, wagon rides and of course pumpkins were on the menu for the afternoon and it definitely hit the spot and put us in the fall mood.
I’ll be honest, I’ve never seen a goat up close (and if I have I was to young to remember) but I have decided they will be on my list of favourite farm animals. The goats were so welcoming and only wanted to be pet and scratched. This little goat followed us around the pen a few times to get a coupe extra scratches.
Chickens, ducks, pigs, rabbits and one lonely calf were also amongst the group in the farm that Willowtree offered and the kids loved it (not as much as the parents, I think we spent more time with the animals than our kids did).
We roamed through a corn maze (also a first) and got so lost we probably walked into a full on corn field. The line “don’t be over confident” kept playing in my head as we walked circles around the maze. Peyton and her cousin led the way and while I followed and filmed (peyton has a youtube channel) I realized just how easy it was to get turned around. It was hilarious listening to the “Marco” “Polo” callings in the field and the laughter of the others that were also “pretty confident” but we ultimately didn’t make it out of the maze and ended up exiting back the way we came.
After failing the corn maze we made our way to the pumpkin cannon, which was THE BEST! It was insanely fun shooting gourds out of the cannon and because we all have paid to use it we had plenty of opportunities to shoot at the target. The winner received a free pie, but none of us had the strength to shoot far enough.
Finally we made our way to the pumpkin patch and of course the best way to go to a pumpkin patch is by wagon.
The pumpkin patch stretched out pretty far and we had ample opportunities to find the biggest pumpkin possible. Of course the pumpkin picks were all Peyton’s because she was going to be the carving artist.
We trudged through a pile of itchy, pointy thistles and jumped over a few not-so-lucky smashed pumpkins to find the pumpkin Peyton thought was worthy (I learned a lot more about how particular my daughter was in this moment).
The day was a complete success and Peyton has 3 whole pumpkins to paint and carve to her heart’s delight!
It was such a wonderful day I couldn’t have asked for more (well maybe a tad warmer).
What has been your favourite fall activity this year? Let me know below!