Question: What do you get when a turkey crosses paths with a toddler?
Answer: Look Below
Answer: Look Below
Veronica was pleased with many things at Stoney Ridge Farm, but her first impression of the turkey was NOT one of them. If you saw this turkey close up you immediately understand why someone would shoot them to eat them up (they're down right frightening!).
It was a beautiful day for the farm and it was our first time. It was also so fun to experience this with Veronica at her age, b/c there is literally so much to take in. One of her favorites would definitely be the little ride she went on first thing upon arrival. Ben thought she would freak out on it. However, it was completely the opposite. Here she is ready to get going.
As you can see, she is an expert at steering a moving vehicle. Once the ride finished, she turned to the man driving and put her hands together signing, "More!" Can you believe he didn't understand her?
At this point we were walking toward the hayride to go to the pumpkin patch, but Veronica had other things on her mind.
Whenever the ride was going, Veronica continued to ask to go on it. If only Grandmas & Grandpas were here to continue to pay the fee to ride.
At the farm there are all sorts of things for kids & adults alike. You take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, corn maze, & apple orchards. However, Veronica was weary about a couple things at the farm, one being the tractor pulling the hay wagon.
Next year I am going to inquire about applications for an almost 3 year old pumpkin inspector, b/c Veronica really understands the breadth & depth of pumpkins. You must be willing to get tactile.
Don't be afraid of a little labor, b/c it is necessary in getting just the right one.
Lastly, if you need to pat, then pat...slap, then slap...knock, then knock...whatever you need to do to ensure it is a solid pumpkin--YOU MUST DO IT. Also, any good pumpkin inspector must say "goodbye" to the pumpkins!
We're off towards the corn maze, which wasn't all that interesting to a 21 month old.
A farm is really a farm when there are animals, which we were able to see up close and personal. One of Veronica's favorites was BaaBaa (the Lamb). They had little goats, geese, ducks, chickens, peacocks, bunnies, sheep, and a scary turkey.
Here is where her courage increased with the turkey. However, as mama I was a little concerned that this turkey was going to pluck my daughter's eye out.
She absolutely loved the peacocks, which she exclaimed, "BIRS!"
After a long stay with the animals it was time to part even though Veronica didn't want to leave.
Veronica measuring in about 2 feet 10 inches, along with a disgruntled look for having to leave the BaaBaa.
We ended our day trying to enjoy some apple slices with caramel and an apple pull apart, but we were invaded by the attack of killer bees (probably not killer). All in all, it was a picturesque Autumn day!