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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Hee - Haw Farm Pleasant Grove

Spent yesterday morning on a class pumpkin field trip to a place called Hee-Haw Farm.

Here are some photos from that trip.

After we had orientation and were told what we could and what we should not do, we ran off and the fun began.

First we went to the pedal go-carts. If you look, she started out going backwards but figured it out after a few minutes and had lots of fun. You might also notice that she is on a cart made for an adult; just a tad way too big. She has to stretch her legs and pedal with her toes. I think half the time she was doing the Fred Flintstone pedal. They each got to do 5 laps before it was the next kid's turn.

Next we were off to the hay bale trampoline. In the middle of a stack of hay bales is a trampoline. So, if a kid jumps off the trampoline, they still land on hay, not the ground far below. This was a big hit with the kids.

For some reason, the older kids wanted to play in the toddler hay bale maze, so they did that. I think it was mostly to show off how far they could jump.

They actually played on this for about 20 minutes I haven't a clue as to why it was so fun, other than it used a lot of energy.

Next, there was this tunnel that Hee - Haw Farm called the corn snake; it is a winding tunnel. I could hear the kids running into each other inside of this thing. They all came out smiling, anyway. It twists a few times before it comes to the other end of the snake. We seem to have a snake theme lately on this blog; not sure why.

They have this tower there that you climb. There are two slides coming from the top; I only took pictures of one. The other was a black tube, and you only saw the kids when they popped out the bottom and almost knocked you down. Real fun to watch unsuspecting bystanders get tackled by kids flying this way and that.

The other looked like a hugh wash board slide and didn't look like fun to me. All the way down the kids are saying ow ow ow but they smile and keep going back up.

The funny part is they all hold their bums when they get off the bottom, and then they want to do it again.

I think I am old or these kids are masochistic. Will someone explain why pain is fun here. I must be old!!!

We went into the big corn maze next, but I didn't take any pictures in there; no hints for any one. Also, after being in it for a while, I just wanted to get out. Keeping track of three kids in a maze is an interesting thing to do. After the kids got tired of answering clues and the like, we decided to head back toward the exit of the maze. Prior to that they just wanted to keep heading farther and farther away from it. It was like the exit was not the goal of the excursion; getting lost was. But that was fine, we were all having fun. It had rained the day before, so trying not to fall on your tail in the mud was the main thing at this point.

After leaving the maze, we decided to go to the corn shed and have a good old food fight. OUCH!!! Hard dried corn should hurt, but they had fun as you can see for yourself.

By this time, the kids decided they were getting a little tired and it was time for a hay ride. So, we waited in line because we missed riding one by 6 people. Oh, well, we will definitely be on the next go round. The man who drove the hayride tractor had to switch tractors before our turn because it was breaking down, and he didn't want to be stuck on the other side of the pumpkin & sunflower patch.

So, we had to wait a little longer, but that was fine with us. It was nice to sit down for a little bit before heading out for more walking through the fields.

The pumpkins at this farm grow in the middle of a sunflower field. So, as you are looking for pumpkins, you have to make sure you don't hit your head on sunflowers, or you will get a sunflower seed shower. After looking for about 15 minutes, we found our prize little pumpkins to take home. We even picked up two more for the sisters, but we didn't take pictures of those.

One more go round on the trampoline, then off to the bus to go to Discovery Park. Next post will be photos from the park.

Update: If you have read the comments, you found out the sad story that is happening to this farm. It has been in one family for over 100 years and now the city is at its gates and wants to build a road through the farm. By next year this place wont exist except in memory and pictures. If you live near it, go now as it won't last long. If you look closely at the last photo, you can see the condos just outside the main gate to the farm.

The owner said he was going to try and buy another farm but it won't be the same as family land for many generations. Progress can be good, and it can be bad; in this case, it is just sad.


  1. Wow, is all I can say!! That is one of the neatest "for the children" pumpkin farms I have ever seen in such a beautiful setting!!Your dd is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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    I think it is pretty cool. They may not be there next year the city has enclosed the farm and wants to put a road through it and the farmer thinks he is going to have to sell it.

  3. You can see the condos in the last photo that are encroching on the farm. Sad the farm has been in one family for over 100 years.

  4. We have been there, I will definately drive down this week, before this fun place becomes a road!! So sad....
    Thanks sunshine


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