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, Mr. and Mrs. R there and had a fun time together.

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

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Healthy chickens
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It says “Chicken Retirement Home.” This place 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 farthest tires !

Third, we tried a hayride. We rode a tractor wagon, where our seats were made of blocks of hay, and went around the farm leisurely. 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 farm. We found some good ones.

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Holly Fork Farm grows and sells a wide variety of agricultural produce.

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Scarecrow and gourds

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Squashes
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Flint corn

I had a lot of fun. I will never forget the thrilling experience on the beautiful farm.

(To be continued…)