Sunday, October 12, 2008

Our second pumpkin patch trip of the season!

Every year we spend a day at Bauman Farms in Gervais, Oregon. This year we were thrilled to find that they added several new activities!

Tyler, Sarah and Tori as we entered Bauman Farms

The spider was our greeter!
Our first stop was the petting zoo. Tori above with the pigs.
Ryan with a pony
Tori with the goats

Sarah with a couple of calves. Later a large cow came up and tried to eat her hair. Apparently it resembles hay!
Ryan, Tori and Sarah with some baby goats.

Our next stop was a barn that uses these HUGE pipes as vibrating slides!

The kids just fly down. Sarah's eyes were closed the whole way down.

Sarah in a huge sandbox filled with corn!

Sarah burying a toy pony in the corn.

The entry to the gift and produce shop!

Tons of tiny pumpkins!
Sarah loved them!
A huge selection of gourds!

One of the store shelves in the gift shop
Tyler, Ryan and Sarah testing out the log swing!
An umbrella like topiary of petunias!

A huge hay pirate ship that was two stories. The bottom is a little maze, then you go up stairs to the bow and to exit you slide down a huge pipe slide.
Each of the big bales of hay were 1000 pounds.

Another view of the Bauman Pearl Ship
The boys looking out from the bow!

Tina as Captain!
View of the Tee Pee and Wooden Fort and covered wagon from the top of the ship.

Sarah on the rubber horse swing!

Sarah as our little pumpkin!

Brandon, Tyler, Ryley, Tori and Ryan waiting in line to go on t he Ziplines!

Ryan was first
Tori in the upper left on the zipline (red jacket)

The next stop was the 1200 square foot inflatable jumper.

Ryan, Tyler and Brandon attempting to run across it.

The girls on the jumper

We had lunch in the garden gazebo

Then it was off to the hayride, Tyler and Ryan above.

Matt on the hayride!

They dropped us off at the corn maze. Little Sarah was having a blast running down the paths.
Tyler in the corn maze
Brandon (got him to smile by telling him I wouldn't embarrass him when the girls he knew from school walked by)

Family photo!

Then it was off to the pumpkin patch (hay ride is in the background)

My little striped pumpkin

Ryan's choice

Tyler found some Indian corn
The kids with their pumpkins!
Our last stop was a helicopter ride for Ryley and I!

Ryley, a crew member and I waiting to board the helicopter.
Getting buckled
And we were off into the blue sky!

View from the helicopter. Far upper left is the corn maze,upper right is parking lot, middle left is the activities including the pirate ship, middle right is the gardens and lower section is the gift shop, apple cider warehouse, etc.

The corn can kind of make out it is a pirate ship.

The pumpkin patch from the air. If you click on the picture it will enlarge and you can see all of the pumpkins!

Coming in for a landing!
Matt took this photo of the helicopter landing!
Almost to the ground safe and sound (notice there are no doors!!)

Video Matt took of our little helicopter tour!

Our final stop of the day was Dutch Bros. drive through! Tyler with his fancy italian soda!

1 comment:

Erik and Mary said...

Awww How fun! We too go to Bauman farms EVERY year! It is by far the best in the area! Last year we tried the Roloff farm but it was TOOO crowded to go this year. We hope to go to Bauman with my parents next week. It would have been fun to meet you all there. Looks like you had a blast!