Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!
Saturday, October 12, 2013
The Pumpkin Patch
Yesterday, Finn didn't have school, so the kids and I decided to head to the pumpkin patch. And this year, we tried somewhere new... Roloff Farms! The Roloffs are the dwarf family from Little People, Big World (the infamous TLC reality show). My entire life I have been fascinated dwarfism, and I have always loved books and documentaries that revolve around them. So anyways, when I found out that their farm was only a half an hour away, AND that they were open to the public for pumpkin season, I couldn't pass up the chance.
The farm is amazing! There are so many structures: an old western town replica, a castle, a pirate ship, a tree house, a paintball field, a wedding barn, a mini-grand canyon, and so much more. It would be an amazing place to grow up. We splurged and got the 30-minute wagon tour of the property, and our tour guide was none other than Matt Roloff (the dad). I was so excited I made Phoebe pose for a picture with him (Finn refused to get in, and neither of the kids could use my camera, otherwise I would have been in that picture!).
There was a huge adventure-land for the kids with a petting zoo, mini golf, racing bikes, a bouncy house, teepees, a corn maze, and hay pyramid, a sand pit, a spooky trail, and a bunch of other activities. We were at the farm for over 3 hours, but we probably could have spent all day.
And of course, we couldn't leave without pumpkins!
My only complaint was that it was a bit pricey, but it was worth it. The kids had so much fun there, and they already said that is where they want to go next year.
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