Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Visit To Bauman's Farm and Garden Pumpkin Patch



Well, we're back home, after a very busy (long) weekend.

We did make it to a pumpkin patch, among other places, on our visit.

My sister, offered to play fairy godmother, and take us to the patch of our choosing. She suggested six different patches to choose from. And, since my sister, and her husband, love to do it up big with the kids, much to the joy of the children, they chose Baumen's Farm, out of the tiny town Gervais, OR.

The admission price is a steep $12.00 a piece to get in, if you want to do all the activities, but there are a lot of activities.

A giant jumping pillow...


...hay mazes...


...a petting zoo...


...bouncy buildings...


...barn swings...

...a hay ride...


...apple tasting (my personal favorite!). They let us sample six, or seven varieties of freshly picked apples, from their orchard...


...and for a less healthy snack, we splurged on a bag of apple cider donuts, and a jug of fresh apple cider, to share with Grandma.


There was also, a zip-line, dark maze, corn maze, fort type play ground, sand boxes filled with hay seed, and corn, an apple cannon, and apple slingshot, and honestly, I don't know what else. In fact, there was so much going on, we almost missed the pumpkins, except for a glimpse of the patch from the hay wagon. But just as we were leaving...


...we ran into this beauty - not quite as big as the Guinness Book of World Records' title holder, but not bad.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

8 comments:

Christy said...

Wow, that is such a cool place! We certainly don't have anything like that here. My kids would love it. We are hoping to do a corn maze and a hay ride this weekend. I'm hoping the weather cooperates.

It looks like you had a great trip. Welcome home.

Debbie said...

Glad you had a safe trip. Your pictures made me even more homesick. Thank you for sharing with us all the fun you had.

RenJac said...

cool, Great photos, and wow the pumpkin pies I could make with that pumpkin rofl.
We are taking Jacob to one this weekend :)
Thanks for sharing yalls day out with us :)

Ticia said...

I want to go there!

Raising a Happy Child said...

What an awesome pumpkin patch. I guess it was worth the price all things considered. It looks like fun was had by all.

Desiree said...

I was wondering which pumpkin patch you might visit when you said you were going to Oregon. We live just 5 minutes from that patch, and love it every year! Looks like you had a great time.

Also, I am loving all your fall ideas and we have done a few of them like the owl cookies, and the fall tree. You have some great ideas, thanks!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Desiree - It was a lot of fun. My favorite patch if I'm actually looking for pumpkins though is Setniker's down by Independence.

It's simpler, and better for younger children, but still has a hay slide, and corn maze, and hay rides, and the pumpkins are more visible.

The older kids adore Bauman's, though. What fun for you to live so close to it! I'd envy you - but I've seen Oregon in the winter.

Marcee said...

I was wondering if you were going to Setniker's. Looks like you bumped it up alot going to the one in Gervis!! Wow, they really know how to compete, but at $12 a person? Wow!!! What a nice sister you have. Looks like you guys had a great getaway. Glad to hear you connected with some EBCers. Take care!