When Deanna Rose opened for the season on April 1st we didn’t set out to go every week until they closed on October 31st, it just kind of started to happen and as the season went on we made a point of making a visit each week. Most weeks I took her, some weeks Tyler did, sometimes we went together, and while we were on vacation she went with her grandparents.
I love seeing the animals and the flowers grow throughout the season. There is so much to enjoy and discover there, we never got bored with it. Also, it’s free Mondays – Thursdays, can’t beat that! Usually we only did one side or the other. Sometimes we only went to play on the playgrounds or see the goats. During the hottest parts of the summer went during their evening hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Much cooler and MUCH less crowded. Those were some of my favorite visits. We made some great memories and I’m so sad it will be closed for the next 5 months.
Some pictures that chronicle our adventures at the farmstead this year.
First time meeting her favorite goat, Benjamin. AKA “the goat with no ears”
Bottle feeding Benjamin for the first time, he is a hungry little goat.
Every time we went she had to check up on him and see how he was doing
Introducing Daddy to Benjamin
She loves the colorful garden stones throughout the children’s garden and butterfly trail
First time fishing, sadly we didn’t catch any.
First time riding the ponies.
Her legs were too short for the pedal tractors this year but I bet by next spring she’ll be doing it!
I love watching things sprout and grow in the children’s garden.
She loves to sing the alphabet song while she walks along the alphabet stones.
Summer evening. We pretty much had the whole place to ourselves.
The butterfly garden, love the creative ways they grow things out here.
Showdown with a very territorial rooster
Only time we saw all three bunnies out.
She loved to find the “G” brick.
Playing in the little cabin with her daddy.
Trip to the farm with her 5 cousins.
Watching the baby ducks swim.
Holding hands with her cousin Hosanna
Milking the “cows” with two of her cousins
Feeding the ducks with Hosanna and Karis
Checking on Benjamin (can you spot him by now?)
That one time a rooster got loose and chased us down.
Feeding duck food to the fish.
Hay bale slide at Pumpkin Hollow
Visiting Pumpkin Hollow with a friend
Riding the cow train for the first time
Night of the Living Farm (with her broken leg)
Last visit to the farm this season
Absolutely loves dancing to the Disney songs at the gazebo
Til next year Deanna Rose!