Friday, October 28, 2011

Of Pumpkins and Fall Festivities

19 followers now! Wow! Thank you everyone for taking the time out of your day to read my rather long posts. :P I'm sure you're all quite busy. I'd also like some comments, if any of you have any extra time. ;)
So, first of all, this post will definitely be more cheerful than the last one. I just had to get that out, and you know, I DID warn you about cutting in with a serious post once in a while. ;)

My family and I went to the pumpkin patch today to celebrate my little sister Jessica's birthday! :D She's turning 8 on November 3rd, so we thought we'd do something fun this weekend, while the family is all together. We went to Aldor Acres in Aldergrove, which has a pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, and hay rides! And we each got to pick out a pumpkin to take home and carve! My siblings have already been hard at work gutting out and carving theirs. Mine is still in waiting outside. Pictures will be posted once they're all complete.
We used to go to Aldor Acres almost every year, as a family tradition, but we've kind of gone away from that. I'm not sure why. So, we haven't been in years and it was great fun reliving the memories! :)
All over the farm, they had little rabbit hutches with adorable bunnies! There were both babies and adults. This is Jessica holding one of them.
This was in a little gift shop near the entrance to the farm. I wanted to get a shot of it because it reminds me of Winnie the Pooh. :)
Candy! I didn't end up buying any, but I thought it looked so pretty sitting there. ^_^
This was an old car set up on display. I'm not sure why.... I thought it was cool anyway.
I would absolutely LOVE to sit in one of those leather seats one day! They look so comfy!
This cow, in a pen with another one, weighs about 3,200 pounds! I believe its name is Zorro. This is Lydianna, my 9-year-old sister, comparing her height with his. ;)
Jessica, petting the adorable little piglets! There were about 8 others, but they were sleeping elsewhere in the barn, under the watch of a gigantic horse, and they came racing across the path towards their mother when they heard the "feeding time" bell.
A baby Shetland pony! Her name was Mindy and she was the sweetest thing. :)
This goat has rather odd shaped horns...
Feeding time! Look at all the piglets!
Guess who! The farmer and his wife! ;)
Lydianna feeding a goat kid.

Ahh! So cute! The goat on top stayed there pretty much the whole time we were in the pen. He later switched to standing on a log. It appears he thinks he's king! xD

The pumpkin patch. We went on a hay ride to reach this field. This is where we picked out our pumpkins!
On the way back to our vehicles, transported by means of a hay ride. Look at how mucky the road is!
That's one of the hay rides there.
Before leaving on the hay ride, we each got a bag of popcorn from a machine by the lineup. Yummy! After walking around the farm some more when we had deposited our pumpkins in our van, we left and picked up some icecream and cookies for dessert later on. And then we worked together and made dumblings and chicken stew for dinner! It was delicious! We watched a movie and then the kids drifted off to begin carving their pumpkins. And so ended a wonderful Saturday!

Just a quick question before I go! Would you all like me to post my story for the "Anthology of Hope"? I'm not sure if I want to or not, but if you guys comment, expressing your anxiousness to read said story, I will likely reconsider. ;)


  1. Looks like fun!

    I would love to read it, but if you don't want to post it, you could always email it around. :-)

  2. The huge! And you have cute little sisters. :)



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