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October 12, 2008


Last weekend we finally got around to taking the kids Pumpkin Picking. I prefer to go the first weekend of October but we just hadn't had any time. It's a family tradition that we go to Rombach's every year but this year we switched things up a little. A few weeks ago my husband stumbled upon a local farm called Thies Farms. We thought we would give it a try this year and we are sure glad we did! Thies Farms is located a few miles past Harrah's Casino on Creve Coeur Mill Rd. and covers approx. 120 acres. Every year during the month of October Thies Farm opens up their play land they so perfectly call Pumpkinland. This rather large area consists of huge haystack mazes, haystack castles, swings, slides, places to take family photos and you can shop for the perfect pumpkin while the kids play. Needless to say the kids had a blast and poor Josh got injured in one of the mazes. Typical family outing :)

Above are the boys and Samantha on the giant pumpkins. Below are some of the amazing and very creative hay creations Thies Farms has built.

Here is the view from the pyramid of hay:

The kids on the haystack slides:

Jordan on the haystack pyramid:

The next few photos I took on the hay ride. They are of the nectarine trees, the blackberry bushes and the pumpkin patch.

One of Thies Farms attractions is the baby animals. We saw a baby calf named Cutie, a baby cow of another variety (I thought it was a bison), baby pigs and a small llama.

After we finished at Pumpkinland we headed over to the Market and I was shocked at how extensive it was. They offered fruits, veggies, homeade sauces, marinades, honey with the actual comb in it, candy, gourds, big pumpkins, mini pumpkins and "spookies" which are medium sized pumpkins. We picked out a few pumpkins and I grabbed 2 huge eggplants. I've been wanting to make something with eggplant and they had the best looking ones I've seen lately. My MIL picked up some honey with the comb in it and my niece picked out a huge 23 lb. pumpkin! She could barely carry it! We can't wait to go back next year!

Stay tuned to see what we create with those pumpkins and the eggplant :)

1 comment:

N. said...

We were just there last week!!!
I wanted to take a piglet home... :)