Virginia days (8): Pumpkin patch

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day,  my BFF’s family and I went to Holly Fork Farm to pick up pumpkins for Halloween decorations. Puppy was with us, too! We met up with my BFF’s parents there and had a great time together.

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Pumpkins on sale

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I liked the farm very much. Everything was peaceful and eye pleasant. Every animal also looked happy. I especially liked their handwritten signs, which were cute and sometimes humorous. They were conveying the owner’s love to their animals and guests.

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Cute handwritten sign
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Healthy chickens
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It says “Chicken Retirement Home.” This is for elderly or sick chickens.

They were offering different types of games, such as a hay maze, pumpkin launching, and hayrides.

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Hay maze

We had some unique, exciting experiences. First, we ate delicious homemade kettle corn. Second, we tried pumpkin launching. We launched small pumpkins using slingshots. Miss Fairy and Luca did very well. (I was the worst.)

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Miss Fairy’s pumpkin hit one of the tires!

Third, we tried a hayride. We rode a tractor wagon, where our seats were made of blocks of hay, and leisurely went around the farm. Puppy enjoyed the hayride, too.

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Hayride
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A view from the hayride wagon

Finally, we looked for good, large pumpkins for Halloween decorations on the pumpkin farm. We found some good ones.

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They grow and sell a wide variety of agricultural products.

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Scarecrow and gourds

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Squashes
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Flint corn

I really enjoyed the time on the farm. I will never forget the beautiful scenery and the fun experiences.

(To be continued…)