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Fall Field Trip to Ramseyer Potato Farm

September 28th, 2010

Last Friday I went on a field trip with my nieces and nephew. They’re home schooled and are involved in a homeschool co-op that schedules field trips for all the kids to go on together. We spent the afternoon at the Ramseyer Potato Farm.

They have all kinds of activities from corn mazes to duck racing. My sister took the two younger kids on the potato farm tour and my dad carried around baby Katie. Unfortunately it was record breaking highs on Friday with temperatures in the high 80’s, it’s a good thing we took plenty of water.

I went on the Ohio Corn Maze with my oldest niece and my mom. It’s a huge corn maze in the shape of Ohio with major landmarks as the maze trails. There were signs with information throughout the maze and the kids had a worksheet to fill out when they found each of the locations.

The farm is also a pumpkin farm, so there were fields and fields of pumpkins. We got to go on a hay ride and pick our own pumpkin from the field. Hannah picked a nice big one.

There were also other fun activities like duck racing and corn crib sandboxes. The kids enjoyed running around and being kids for the afternoon and little miss Katie enjoyed being carried around by grandpa.

When it comes to my family, you can never leave home without ending up at a local ice cream shop (a tradition thoroughly embraced by Mr Chiots).

The kids had a great time, and hopefully they learned something on their visit. They especially enjoyed spending the day with grandpa as he just got home from spending 3 months in South America.

Have you enjoyed any great fall activities recently?

6 Comments to “Fall Field Trip to Ramseyer Potato Farm”
  1. Mija on September 28, 2010 at 7:33 am

    What a wonderful day! We’re fellow homeschoolers & we love Ramseyer farms. My son’s favorite is the spud launcher and my daughter’s favorite is the big slide into the corn bin. Who needs TV or video games?!?!

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  2. Dave on September 28, 2010 at 9:00 am

    It looks like they had a great time! Fall is great for those activities isn’t it? Corn mazes, harvest festivals, and great times!

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  3. risa b on September 28, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Th’ running girl is a great portrait — should be a “poster child” for ag fun!

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  4. Rhonda on September 28, 2010 at 11:19 am

    All we’ve done so far is attend our fall festival. One good thing about going to the festival though is it made me decide to try growing gourds next year. :-)

    Sadly, we’ll be missing our favorite fall activity this year since our girls have too many activities here in town to attend. We love to go to The Feast of the Hunters Moon in Lafayette Indiana every year. We have so much fun. I highly recommend it! It’s happening this weekend. Hopefully we’ll be able to go next year.

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  5. Debbie. on September 28, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Looks like a great day. We are homeschoolers too and this looks like a great way to spend an afternoon. I agree with Mija – who needs tv and video games when we have the great outdoors.

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  6. Lisa on September 29, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Ok, this is quite possibly the best advertisement for anyone considering homeschooling! We have been doing it for only 3 years but it’s the best decision we ever made for our kids. Mine were in middle and highschool when we started. At the time they would have told you otherwise but now they thank us for our commitment. I thank the co-op & teachers. Without them I would be lost.
    Your photos and children are wonderful and really capture the day. Your father is the best kind of grandfather there is. Bless him.
    I would love to share your post.
    xo Lisa

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