Monday, October 12, 2009

A Fun Day Visit to the Pumpkin Patch

Last Saturday Amy, who works with me at the doctors office, with her son, Hunter, and some friends went to the Pumpkin Patch in Mount Airy owned by A.J. and Lisa Nuckols. It is ten miles east of Gretna on Route 40. If you need directions or GPS coordinates check the previous blog:

This is Lisa Nuckols demonstrating the use of a machine that removes the corn kernels from the cob. Amy's friend, Regina is lifting Hunter up to see the kernels fly.It may be fun for the kids to do and watch
, but it must of been backbreaking when you had bushels of corn to do.
This is Hunter and his buddy, Wyatt, playing a game of corn darts. You take an ear of corn with the husk pulled back, take aim, and try to throw it just like a large dart through the vine hoop hanging off the ground. Amy said Hunter got his through the hoop on his first try. Did you notice that nothing is electrical or explodes.
The boys enjoyed the hay castle, made from 87 bales of hay, 3 levels high. All you have to do is find your way to the top and lean back to take in the scenery. This time of year the colors of the leaves are changing and it is quite a view from the top.
Six acres of corn maze, not for the faint of heart or directionally challenged. It's a lot of fun though, you just have to exercise your patience and stamina.
The boys took the hay ride and did a pumpkin hunt. The adults even took part in the late afternoon hunt. Check out Hunter with the straw hanging out of his mouth.
Its been a long day, so Hunter and Wyatt take some time to sit on a pumpkin, catch their breath, and reflect on a day of fun.
After a long day of fun, its nice to sit in front of a warm fire on a cool evening and listen to some live music. A good end to a good day.

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