We had a blast on our Black Island Farms pumpkin patch field trip.
Daddy even took off work to experience the fun with us (and help me wrangle the young uns!) This farm does agro-tourism to help stay afloat in this economy. We learned about their irrigation system and saw a harrow plow in action.
Alex really was fascinated by the tractor during the wagon ride. So glad we got a seat up front!
The kids got to see, feel, and test out the carrots and cabbage that they grow. Gimme some coleslaw!
(Did you know that those baby carrots are actually carrot pellets? They’re not quite so thrilling now…)
Everyone got to pick out a pie pumpkin (even I did!) and we’re going to try our hand at making homemade pumpkin pie and some other delectable pumpkin-y recipes this week.
Of course, we couldn’t resist the cheesy scarecrow picture!
We got feed animals too! Katie loved the baby cows, but they were sleepy. Pigs, goats, turkeys, and chickens were in their zoo too. This llama was super friendly and hungry.
Katie and Alex got to ride the tractor train! I was so proud of Katie holding tight her little brother! He didn’t want to get off, but they were closing the ride for the day!
They had some amazing slides made from straw bales.
The corn “maize” was super fun for all of us.
They offered maps, and it’s pretty obvious that even I need to work on my map-reading skills. sigh
Black Island Farms is one of our favorite fall traditions! Also a great place to buy farm fresh fall produce and decorations.
Black Island Farms has been a family business for over 50 years!
Opening Hours During Most of September and October
Mon-Thurs 4pm – 10pm
Fri 4pm – Midnight
Sat 10am – Midnight
Sun 11am – 5pm
Corn Maze and Courtyard
Kids (Ages 12-2)$9
Corn Maze and Courtyard + Hayride
Kids (Ages 12-2) $11
Corn Maze and Courtyard + Nightmare Acres