Saturday, November 7, 2009

Field Trip #6 ~ Bauman Farm

Farm Field Trip

I forgot I hadn't posted any photos of our field trip last week to Bauman Farm!
We went with Christina, Jake, and Ivy.
There are so many things to do at this farm!
A barn with huge tube slides, swings hung from the rafters, and a large covered 'box' with hazelnuts to play in (who needs a ball pit!).
A dark maze made out of hay bales spanning 3 greenhouses. Took us about 45 minutes to find our way out. Luckily Christina brought a couple small flashlights.
An open hay bale maze ending in a long slide.
An extensive obstacle course covering 2 greenhouses.
An animal barn. Two newborn baby goats...born that day!
A castle made out of hay bales.
And much more. (We were there on a weekday when a few other activities were closed.)
We taste-tested fresh apple cider in the cider-making barn.
Ate hot cider donuts from the large produce/bakery shop (and bought fresh cider!).
All-told, four hours of fun!

What a busy weekend! I had book club the night before (glorious),
and after Bauman farm, we dressed up and headed to our friends' house for a costume party which was loads of fun (thanks Char and John!!!),
went trick-or-treating the next evening to various grandmothers' and aunts' houses,
and attended a birthday party the next day. Whew!! I was TIRED by Sunday evening!


Molly Anne said...

I love that place! My friend and I started going there in college. We were able to take her baby along this year for some new traditions.

We always walk away with plenty of cider and donuts and other yummy stuff from their bakery and produce table.

I was quite surprised this year with how much they've expanded it. They are building quite the farm empire.

Hen Jen said...

oh my, how cute are these farm photos! And I love your header. I can tell you are one of those photographer moms I want to be like!

Anonymous said...

I read your blog off and on as I am a wanna be H'schooler. We also went to Bauman this year! I never realized you were so close.

grandma and grandpa said...

My, how those homeschoolers do suffer from fun things to do!!??!! What in incredible place that farm must be. Grandma

Anonymous said...

Our family LOVES that farm year round. They leave alot of those things open for the kids all year. Almost every time I get my hair done in Woodburn, we make a trip to Bauman's. I spend a little fortune in their shop too! So happy you were able to experience it. ~Tera