Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall on the Farm

Happy Wednesday! Let's go on a little trip to my favorite farm.

Sheila here. Katie was off school on Monday, so I took her and Eric to McGlasson's Farm in Boone County. It's right along the river on Rt. 8 (River Road) in Hebron, and it's always been one of Katie's favorite places in the fall (mine too!). It's a small, family owned farm where you can wander through the pumpkin patch and pick your own gourd for your Halloween Jack-O-Lantern. Eric had fun running up and down in the field, and he had his first encounter with burrs. Pretty funny. He first thought they were bugs.

Once we found our perfect pumpkin, the kids climbed up on the straw bales for pictures.
You can buy the bales, along with Indian corn and gourds for decorating your home for autumn, but I especially love their apple products. We picked up a bunch of apples, McGlasson's delicious apple cider, and caramel apples, as well as a few potatoes to put in with a roast this weekend. I love the idea of supporting a local farm, but mostly we go to McGlasson's because the people are friendly, and it's so pretty there.

It's fun too. If you go on the weekends, you can be entertained by local musicians. This Saturday, you can see Jake Speed from 1 - 4 p.m., and on Sunday The Good News Boys provide the music (also from 1-4 pm.) McGlasson's roadside farm market has been in the family for six generations, and you can visit every day between July and October.

After our farm adventure, we hit the Ohio River for a ride on the Anderson Ferry. Eric ran onto the ferry, looked right over the side, and said "let's see if we can find some sharks and dolphins!" None of those in the Ohio River this time, but he loved seeing the planes fly over the river and into the airport nearby, and he was amazed that a boat could take cars across the river. Katie and I were just happy to breathe the fresh air and feel the sun on our faces during a peaceful autumn ride.

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