Hi, Anna-Liza here.
A couple of weeks ago (it took me this long to get the pics on the computer), my family and I joined several other families and went out the the Harvest Festival at Miller Farms. It was really fun and also very, very tiring. But I should ‘splain. No, that would take too long. I will sum up.
We went on a hayride. We stopped at various fields, where our driver told us what was there and where we could pick. We’d get two big plastic bags–the kind that holds 5 pounds of potatoes–per paid ticket. Per stop. That meant 6 bags for us at each stop. We stopped for potatoes, sweet corn, tomatoes & peppers, carrots, cabbage, and red beets. Thus:
There were things to ride:
And things to climb:
And interesting faces:
(The blue tongues are from snow cones).
In addition to the hayride/veggie picking feature, they had a giant pile o’ dirt, a giant pyramid of haybales, and a giant bug (each pictured above), a bouncy house/slide, a petting zoo, and a track to ride pedal-powered “tractors” around. We spent the whole afternoon, the kids had a blast, and we came home with over 100 pounds of veggies.
Here’s something to think about–more than 20 of us paid $10 each for the privilege of doing work that a lot of farmers can’t find workers to do for pay. I think the folks running this place are pretty darn smart.
Knitting content forthcoming!