Knock…knock…knock…what is that knocking on your door? Why it is autumn! And I don’t know about you but I am welcoming autumn with open arms…a cozy sweater…pumpkin pie…and a visit to Gust Brother’s Pumpkin Farm….
Well, truth be told, we welcomed the first day of Fall a little early this year. Yesterday my two younger kiddos and I meet up with our playgroup at Gust Brother’s Pumpkin Farm. Gust Brother’s Pumpkin farm is the essence of autumn, upon arrival they have wagons and wheel barrow to borrow on your adventures through the farm. They have animals on the farm including, goats, sheep, cows, pigs, rabbits, chickens, etc. that the kiddos so enjoy seeing. There are also tons of, well, pumpkins!
They also sell gourds, apples, eggplant, Indian corn, hay, fruit crisps, etc. basically anything Fall related. Also, no matter which way you turn the view is a pure vision of autumn, if you get a chance to visit I dare you to take a bad picture, seriously …the scenery is amazing!
The kiddos and I got out some of our Fall decorations this morning….and our Fall books….
Thought I would share some fun Fall Riddles and Poems…
Riddle: Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater
Peter, Peter pumpkin eater,
Had a wife but couldn’t keep her,
Put her in a pumpkin shell,
And there he kept her, very well.
Song: I’m a Little Pumpkin….tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”
I’m a little pumpkin
Orange and round.
Here is my stem,
I grew in the ground.
When I get all cut up,
Don’t you shout!
Just open me up
And scoop me out!
Poem: A Child’s Calendar November
by John Updike
The stripped and shapely
The ghosts of her
The ground is hard,
As hard as stone.
The year is old,
The birds are flown.
And yet the world,
In its distress,
Displays a certain
I am so looking forward to all the splendor Fall has to offer including….the leaves changing, leaf rubbings, pumpkin pie, carving pumpkins, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin lattes (you get the idea), long nature walks in the park, sweaters, picking apples, apple pie, hayrides, Halloween, Thanksgiving, fires in the fireplace,….and so much more!
So what is your favorite season of the year? How do you welcome autumn…do you have a family tradition? Do you and your kiddos have a favorite autumn inspired book, riddle, or poem that you read? Please share…