Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

I went with my son's kinder-garten class on a field trip to a pumpkin patch working farm in our area. It was really a great outing--the school and teacher were very organized and the Old Baker Farm was lovely. The kids had a ball--Carter slept the hour-long ride home and that's always a good indicator of how it went.
We got to do interesting things like pick cotton (which was only interesting because we were doing it for 'fun' and not to make a living). Mr. Baker told us that a pair of jeans has about $1.30 of cotton in it and a shirt has about $.60. Whoa.


It's not every day that you get to pet a chicken. Some observant mother made the comment that it was sort of ironic that they hauled a bunch of kids who are from the country to look at the country. Most of the kids in the class own chickens and pigs and cows and horses. (Obviously not us.)

There was a big corn maze for older kids, but we were happy going through the hay bale maze...


Picking the 'perfect' pumpkin. Carter got his home and named it Carlos Johnson. Then his sister proceeded to draw the Four Faces of Carlos on it with a Sharpie: happy, sad (crying), angry, and sleeping. Then they wrapped Carlos in a baby blanket and took him to gymnastics class and to Memaw's house for dinner. Okay then.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is a good lookin' kid! Who's his daddy? Bet he's good lookin' too..:)

The Mother Bear said...

Only The Husband would leave a note like that. ;-)

lolla said...

haha. just wanted to say i really enjoyed reading your blog. I might consider it later for when I need some comic relief from my life.

The Mother Bear said...
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The Mother Bear said...

Well, thanketh you very much-eth. ;-) We crack ourselves up on a regular basis (albeit usually on accident), so it's nice to know that some folks are laughing at, er, with us. Ha-ha!!