Washington Farms Pumpkin Field Trip

Me and the Caterpillars

Me and the Caterpillars

I really wanted my Caterpillars to get to visit Washington Farms for a Pumpkin Field Trip – but they required 10 people (understandably).  I planned a homeschool outing – and it was a huge hit!  We had 25 people on the field trip, and over 10 that had to cancel because of weather.  The weather, though, turned out to be perfect.  We arrived at 10:30 am, and placed our lunch bags on the covered picnic tables.  Our field trip was scheduled at noon, but they asked if we wanted to get started early – just in case it began raining.

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First up was finding (and choosing) the perfect baby pumpkin for each person.  I loved how different each of my Caterpillars’ methods of searching went.  Went couldn’t decide if it was for holding or eating.  (Eating, right?)

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Then we went on a hayride.  Pretty awesome and we were able to see the Corn Maze (popular at night) and their big pumpkin field, where pie and carving pumpkins grow.

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Our next stop was a 10-minute video, made by the Farmers who own the field.  It was really cool, and GO came home and told Papa Otto ALL ABOUT the bees and the girl flowers and the boy flowers and “poll-un-natural-ion”.

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From there, it was a short walk to the petting area: cows, rabbits, goats, chickens, and a pig to look at but not pet (her name was Lucy).

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We washed our hands really well, and ended our tour at the jumping pillows.  I *love* that they separated our small group, so the big kids and little kids didn’t bounce into each other.

Big Kids Jumping Pillow

Big Kids Jumping Pillow

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Little People Jumping Pillow

Little People Jumping Pillow

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It was an all-around organized and awesome experience.  I will be making this a yearly outing!

The Whole Gang

The Whole Gang

~Mummy Butterfly )i(

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