This week, we took our first field trip with the local Homeschool Co-Op to Bear Wallow Farms and Pumpkin Patch. We have been to Bear Wallow before, but it has recently came under new management and they have added a lot more. The first thing we did, was take the wagon ride to the pumpkin patch. The ride all together is about 10 minutes maybe, not including the stop in the field to pick your own pumpkin! The wagon takes you around the farm, along the way you can catch a glimpse of the animals they have, as well as some painted hay decorations, my girls thought they were funny!
When we returned, they set off the pumpkin canon. It’s not very loud, and everyone loves watching it to see how high the pumpkins can go. After that, the girls found their way to the duck racing table. Unfortunately I didn’t snap a picture and this was their favorite thing! It is just a large table, with the old fashioned water hand pumps on both ends, and a half pipes leading to the other side. You put your rubber ducky in the “track” and pump the water out quickly and race to the other side.
They stayed at that station forever, and ended up getting pretty wet, since they were so wild with the rubber duckies.
After that we made our way to a big slide they have that lands in a sand pit. They also have a mining area, tug o’ war, pumpkin tic-tac-toe and pumpkin checkers, how fun!
They are also famous for their corn maze, which is so much fun to adventure around in. I was pretty confident A would run off in it though, so we stuck with the miniature maze for them. They had so much fun chasing each other and finding their way around and back out to me. The next favorite thing, is def the corn pit. This was a new attraction this year as well. Just 2 small silos(?) filled with corn and a few construction toys inside to play with, just like a giant sand box, only with corn instead. Definitely not as messy and sticky as sand.
We walked up to the barn, where you can feed and pet the goats. They have little candy machines to get the oats out of, so be sure to bring quarters!
They also have a cow milking station. It was so funny watching the girls do that and they of course got a kick out of it!
Feeding the goats were a lot of fun, they loved looking at the babies.
We then went down to see the other animals they had. Peafowls, cows, pigs, chickens, donkeys, fish, and ducks.
Before we left, we made sure to swing on the tire swings and the tube swings. While my grandma, who came with us to keep Grace for me, shopped in the store they have. She ended up with a pumpkin and some mums.