One of the advantages of homeschooling is going on field trips at any time, even spontaneous ones. Last week we decided to go to a farm close by. Homeschoolers got the best deal, five bags of vegetables per person! One mom, who had been to the farm before, secured a tractor/covered wagon just for our small group. Our driver was awesome - he drove us to the fields away from the other crowded groups, helped our kids dig up various vegetables and then dropped us off in the parking lot by our cars (saving us from having to pull our bags in small wagons the long way to our cars!)
We picked red, white and sweet potatoes, beets, onions, celery, fennel, carrots, cabbage, green beans, butternut and acorn squash, as well as lots and lots of pumpkins
After three hours of picking, we roamed the rest of the farm and played for another three hours!
Though I wondered at times if we'd ever make it out, we finally found our way out of the corn maze. Next time, I'm going to bring a compass!
With twenty bags of fresh-picked veggies to take home, my children teased me about opening my own produce stand. What an amazing experience and blessing to see how different vegetables grow and to dig in the dirt to gather your own. We appreciate the hard-working farmers who make fresh foods available to us!