For the past three years we have have visited Kelsay Farms. The Kelsay family opened their farm to the public in 2007 so I'm not sure why we have only gone the last three years. I didn't realize what we were missing! We visited another pumpkin patch a couple weeks ago and while that one was also fun, I really like how Kelsay's provides the public with all the areas of fall family fun like pumpkins and a corn maze while informing the public about farming.
They have signs like this one hanging all throughout the farm. I'm a farm girl myself, but even I didn't know some of these facts!
They had three calves that were two weeks old. This one was very friendly. I think bottle calves may be in our future! Maybe when it warms up a bit!
All ready for the hay ride!
All three of the girls loved the Corn Crib. Jo thought it was almost as good as sand!
It was a rainy and drizzly day, but Brad likes to go just as much as the girls and I do and that is the only time farmers can get away this time of year! We pretty much had the whole place to ourselves!
We had to go on a tour of the milking barn, of course. Here is Amy telling us all the facts about the milking process...
After the tour and our free chocolate milk (you get free milk after touring the milking barn. How great is that?) the girls wanted to try milking this cow by hand. It's harder than it looks. Good thing milking machines were invented in 1878!
The Straw Bale Mountain is a favorite...
This game is Mel's favorite...
Jo thought she was pretty good at it...
Face and hand painting...
Next up was a reading of Rodeo Ron and His Milkshake Cows complete with our very own cowboy hats.
After a fun day, it was time to head back to our own farm. We can't wait to visit again next year!
They also have a corn maze, Moo Choo Express, a kiddie play area for kids 5 and under, pumpkin bowling, and so much more! If you are local, be sure to check out Kelsay Farm's website to see all they have to offer. They are open from 12-6 this week and Saturday from 12- 10pm and Sunday from 12-6 pm. This is the last weekend they are open this year, so hurry!!;)
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