Monday, October 21, 2013

A Visit to Thee Red Barn

Pierce asked a couple of weeks to visit Thee Red Barn.  I had never been before, and decided it was worth an outing, as we needed to pick out our pumpkins anyhow.

I bought tickets for the train ride, and the boys loved weaving in and out of the rows of corn. 

I had to laugh, watching, as the driver kept blowing a train whistle....while driving his lawn mower.  Very cute.

There was a big slide on top of stacked bales of hay.


I bought the boys each a little rubber duckie (they had all sorts, at $1 a piece) so they could do the water races.

 The combine/tractor/slide was a huge hit.

What kid doesn't dream of a huge John Deere slide in the yard?

There was a tennis ball bucket toss.

And a rope pulley that made skeletons dance.

Did I mention?  This kid.....he's missing a top tooth.  Kind of charming, isn't it?

 A bit of cow milking
and we were ready to go grab some pumpkins. 
It was a fun morning, and the boys really enjoyed it.

39 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh I love Thee Red Barn we have The Red Barn I thought you were here:)Have to say I was a little disappointed when I looked out and you and the boys were not here:)Those smiles brighten everyones day.
Looks like so much fun. Hug B

Blackberry Lane said...

Cute photos. Looks like a lot of fun for 3 active boys!

A Quiet Corner said...

Charming? CHARMING???? He is just as handsome as Paul ALREADY!!!!!!! Oh, what I wouldn't give for a few big hugs!...:)JP

Sunnybrook Farm said...

It doesn't have to be high tech to make the boys happy. I haven't seen many pumpkins this year, mine just didn't grow.

Monkeywrangler said...

Looks like the boys had a blast! What a fun day!

The pumpkin crops here seem way better than last year. Larger, better shape, heavier stems too. We need to go get our pumpkins soon, especially since the weather has cooled. Maybe they won't rot by Halloween?

Lynn said...

oh this is a great place..espeically for three little boys.

Linda said...

What a fun place, Lisa! My super techy son (almost 30) would have loved that kind of fun when he was your boys' ages. HeHe, maybe he still would! Enjoy your sons and good luck with the pumpkin. Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Olá Lisa; belo divertimento das crianças...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Endah Murniyati said...

Really a nice and interesting place to play. My children must be love it.

Maggid said...

The VERY BEST Kind of Fun!!!!
thanks!

Sharon Wagner said...

I wish I could enjoy Halloween like a kid again. Now all I can do is post spooky things on my blog. Boring!

I Am Woody said...

What a fun place! Looks like everyone had a great time!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What an amazing place to visit! It looks like they had lots of things to do.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Wow, they really went all out on that farm. We're seeing more of that around here, too, people opening up their farms for festivals and fun like that. I think it's great. Love seeing your boys have a good time. And Pierce has a great smile!

TexWisGirl said...

i love how everything was kept farm-related and used real equipment. :) so cute!

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

Your boys are so dang cute!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love all the pictures, sounds like a fun time! Love the missing tooth, we all have photos like that and he is looking so grown up.

mail4rosey said...

The toothless photo is priceless. :)

I love the idea of a train ride through the corn, that was fun thinking on their part.

Mary said...

Very cool and lots of fun!

Michaele said...

There were some really creative and fun events here. I just love pumpkin patches.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Looks like they had fun

Harry Flashman said...

That looks like a great time for all. Whoever set it up had a vivid imagination.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

That train ride looks fun! Heck, it all looks like a blast to me :)

Renegades said...

We had a harvest festival here and it was so much fun. Activities to crafts just a nice way to spend a fall day.

Ginny said...

If I had my way, little kids would go around with missing teeth all the time, they are just so cute like that. I adore this place!!! The big scarecrow basket ball with the mountains behind, the slides and the little train. You really got some good pictures! I guess this place is in Roanoke? I would take the girls if it was just a teeny bit closer.

Ginny said...

Boone's Mill, looks really close to you.

Sally said...

How fun! I love seeing the boys having a great time. I bet they'll want to go back next year. I haven't seen anything like that around here.

You're such a great mom, Lisa. :)

Madge Bloom said...

Cute pics of a fun day!

Angela said...

That looks like they all had a great time! The whistle blowing man on the lawn mower is hilarious! lol

Michelle said...

I want to go down the combine slide!

born ambitious. born imaginative. said...

The slide with the haybales is genius! We have a random slide hanging around here too! Only not a oodles of bales.

LONDONLULU said...

Looks such fun - first pic is cute & hilarious!

Shine Jenny said...

What a fun day! We also like to take our son to such kind of activities. : )

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

We had many pumpkin patches crop up a few years ago around here but only those that had fun stations like these survived. Looks like great fun for the boys. :)

MastHoliday said...

Great enjoyable place for kids!!
all photos looking lovely..

alissa apel said...

That looks like a great kid friendly hang out!

Busy Bee Suz said...

How fun for your boys. I'm glad Pierce convinced you to partake....lovely memories for the three of them!!
Toothless kiddos are the cutest. :)

Grandma Bonnie said...

What a nice outing for the boys. I love the slide and the train ride haha. I bet the boys will remember that for a while.

Linda said...

Glad they had such a good time! Looks like fun.