Sunday, October 14, 2012

Perfectly Fall

processed-20121007164655638Last weekend was perfect fall weather and the perfect day for a trip to the farm.  My favorite local farm/corn maze/pumpkin patch/hayride location is Cruze Farm just outside Knoxville.  Cruze Farm is a working family dairy farm with the best tasting milk ever.  I use their real churned buttermilk in my biscuits and you can really tell the difference.  And I love that the girl’s all dress in vintage looking clothes and they all look like fresh-faced farm girls from the 1930’s.
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My daughter and I piled K in the the car for his first experience with a farm and animals.  30 minutes later we piled out into pumpkin heaven.  This is a real family place so there was a animal petting area, processed-8264miniature tractors for kids,
a corn “sandbox”, food and other fun things to do to make it interesting for families.
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We started in the animal area.  Casey put K right up by the fence and a calf came right over.  K wasn’t scared at all, reaching out to touch it’s nose.

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processed-5311We stopped for some ice cream and some pinto beans and fried cornbread from the food truck.  K loved the ice cream and couldn’t get it to his mouth fast enough.  He is trying new foods and the general concensus in that he just likes to eat!
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 Then he tried the pinto beans and, well let’s just say, he’s a true southern boy.  Casey couldn’t get them to his mouth fast enough.
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We took the hayride over to the pumpkin patch where there was an old truck piled with pumpkins and straw and a couple of old tractors out in the field.  We picked out our pumpkin, played on the truck and the tractors before deciding it had been a good day for the adults and the almost 7 month old. 
processed-5355 I love that I get to experience all of these firsts with K and Casey.  My favorite season is fall and this trip was a reminder that there are a lot more firsts coming. 

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