Sunday, October 26, 2008

Maris Farms

One reason I really, really love Washington is that we have the coolest Autumns! I love the crispness in the air. I love that we have enough trees with leaves that change color (I know we can't compete with the East Coast...but it is still beautiful in moderation). I love when Honey crisp apples are at the peek of their season. They are so delicious! But the best thing is that our local Farms open their doors to all of us city dwellers. We have a favorite. We started coming to Maris Farms four years ago and have gone every year since. Sure we pass a bunch of farms on the way but Maris is the Disneyland of Farm Fun.

You get this all in one farm:
-haunted forest (not for us)
-corn maze
-the corn room (several feet deep with dry corn, the kids love trying to find all of the hidden rubber duckies buried beneath)
-ducky races
-steer roping
-the cow train
-apple cannon
-pumpkin sling shot
-hay rides
-hay slides
-live music
-pig races
-pony rides
-petting zoo
-pumpkins a

and lots of other little stuff for younger children to do in the "courtyard"

Anyway we love it and spend hours there. This year we went for three hours, did half the stuff and didn't even have time to pick out our pumpkins. That is why it is less than a week from Halloween and we don't have any pumpkins to carve. I guess we will have to go back... (DARN;-)


a loving family member said...

Cool places for the grandchildren, I can tell Emily sure loves horses.

The Seaquist Family said...

How did I not know about this place? How do you find all of this cool stuff? We have no pumpkin patch this year and I am so sad. Everything here charges you like it is Disneyland. I can't stand it. So we hit Wal-Mart for pumpkins and the kids were happy. I guess that it what it is about, although this girl wanted to go to the pumpkin patch!

Nicole said...

Wow! I've never even heard of a farm that offers that much. Sounds like a blast!

Andrea said...

That farm looks like such a fun thing to do every year!