Last Wednesday I was a parent chaperon for N.'s class field trip. We went to a local farm. Originally, the farm was 360 acres. The farmer had five daughters and, when the time came, the land was split up amongst them. Of the five, only one kept the land running as a working farm. N. was very interested to find out that soy products come from soy beans. Until now he argued with me that his soy milk comes from soy cows. :) Now we notice many fields of soy beans when we are out driving around.
It was so cold. We went from weather near 90 last weekend to the very low 50s by Wednesday. The swiftness of the weather change just made it feel even colder!
After learning about the life cycle of a pumpkin and how to save the seeds to plant pumpkins of our own, we went on a hayride and through a corn maze. I love corn mazes. This one was a bit more of a trail through the corn than an actual maze, but that's good since there were so many children running around!
N.'s main concern for the entire trip was whether or not he'd be able to bring a pumpkin home. He was very thoughtful in picking out just the right one.
It was a fun day. I'm looking forward to going to another local farm to pick out our pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns.