Farm Visit

2010 visit is here

This time mommy took a day off and volunteered be a chaperone so she gets to do a picture post :). Needless to say Adi was super excited about me joining her for the trip. A week before the trip the first thing she asked me every evening was “Amma did you check with your manager about leave? What did he say? “. Β Though her teacher introduced me as “Mrs.Ani” to the kids most of the time they called me as “Adi’s mom”. You should have seen this girl’s face when they called me as “Adi’s mom” for help. It was full of pride πŸ™‚ Β I had eight kids to take care of and every other minute it was like “she pushed me, he pinched me, she is not leaving way, he is taking my stuff, I need to pee, I need snacks..” I was about to do a “sashtang namaskaram” (falling on feet) to their teacher. Hats off to her for handling them with so much patience.

We left the school around 9am and it was an hour and a half drive to the farm. Adi sat next to me holding my hands tight πŸ™‚

Virtual farm trip begins

Getting on to the bus

Corn fields on the way

First thing first – So right after reaching the farm we had lunch at picnic area that had some wooden tables. (it was brown bag lunch packed from home).

Followed by pee time. Unfortunately there were only few portable toilets and the line was long.

Farm without farm animals? No way.. So we saw Goats, Lambs, Chickens, Donkeys, Horses, Cows (What you see them on road sides at India? We had to travel more than a hour to see them 😦 ) and I felt pity on seeing the kids getting too much excited for a Lamb or Goat.

On the way to apple picking

apples here , apples there, apples apples every where

Adi – busy picking the right apple for daddy

On the way back from apple picking. The kids were grouped into two and it was heart warming to see them holding on to their partner’s hand all through day.

Next was hay ride to visit the other side of the farm for potato picking and pumpkin picking.

Potato picking

Dig dig dig to get fresh potatoes.

Pumpkin picking

Greedy Adi but later she picked one that can fit her size.. Almost all the kids did the same πŸ™‚

 

 

Strawberries (Unfortunately there were no berries. The season is over 😦 )

Brocolli

Migrating brids

and finally back to bus with hefty bags (every person carrying a bag full of apples, bag full of potatoes and a pumpkin)

The End (Hope you are liked the virtual farm trip) πŸ™‚

P.S: For the records potatoes were roasted for dinner on the same day, apples were eaten raw and they tasted so good, pumpkins are waiting in the corner to get transformed into jack o lanterns.

19 thoughts on “Farm Visit

  1. I just wanted to ‘like’ this post and vanish ‘cos it was so cute with nothing for me to add on.
    Until I read this – ‘pumpkins are waiting in the corner to get transformed into jack o lanterns.’
    Halloween is here is it??! Oh.. How I miss shopping for the chocolates and the little ones’ knocking on the door with coloured costumes screaming ‘trick or treat’! 😦 Sigh. The grass is ALWAYS greener on the other side!

    • yep Halloween is around the corner.. this year we managed to spend some bucks on the costume and the girl is already looking forward to it.. she goes to a nearby mall for trick or treat πŸ™‚

  2. WOWOWOW! Isnt that an amazingly lovely post…and those apples and potatoes and pumpkins for real!!! WOW! totally wow!! *Adi babes, I am jealous here ;)* and you took chutti to volunteer…you are so cute πŸ™‚

  3. Waa..aah!! I want to go on that field trip. Like right now! Kids alongside nature’s bounty are such a cute sight!! Send some apples, pumpkins from the loot pls.. virtually of course:( :))

    • thx AT.. so nice of you.. yeah pumpkin craving post will be published before this month end.. I have to make it otherwise the girl will not let me stay at home πŸ™‚
      did you see the jack-o-lantern we made last year? it was a very simple one though as that was our first time..

      • I went saw last year’s Jack-O-Lantern… its good… and I’m with Adi, make one or two jack-o-lantern :D.. Go Ani go..you are crafty and can do it…

        I also want to make one..but I guess I would end up buying if you don’t post a step by step Jack-o-lantern in making πŸ˜€

  4. @AT – hey don’t buy from store.. its easy to make..chk this out – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKfJA-oMaN0&feature=relmfu. (just use knife where ever he used tools)

    there are many more videos in youtube.. The way I did is
    1. Make a circle in top and cut it out in a way that it can be used a lid to close back. 2. Take off all seeds inside. Wipe it clean (as much as possible).
    3. Draw eyes, nose and mouth with marker (or any other face as you wish).
    4. Cut the marker lines using knife.
    5. Turn it upside down and cut a circle at the bottom just the right size to fit the top half of the candle jar.
    6. Place it in a dark place, Light it from top by taking off the upper part and watch it glow… (dont close the upper part when candle light is on)

    Hope this helps…

  5. the pictures are lovely and tell us how much fun the visit was πŸ™‚

    and the steps to lantern making are so easy πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing…you are an awesome mom,you know that, don’t you? πŸ™‚

  6. Field trips are so much fun and that too to a farm laden with Fall produce – simply fantastic!

    I came across your blog while looking for mothers who blog. I am writing on behalf of Women’s Web, an online magazine based out of India. We have the exciting “Passport To A Healthy Pregnancy Contest” going on this month and I felt that you might be interested. Every woman who’s gone through a pregnancy has a secret. Or many. Share yours!Just tell us what YOU did for a happy and healthy pregnancy and win amazing prizes! For further details please head to http://www.womensweb.in/articles/passport-healthy-pregnancy-contest/ Hope you participate! All the best!

    Regards,
    Anne John,
    Digital Publishing Trainee@Women’s Web

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