This morning I tagged along with my daughter's preschool to the pumpkin patch.
Fairbank Animal Farm is delightful as can be. It's small and accessible so little feet can walk endlessly without so much as needing a rest. Farmer Al, our guide, spoke to the children in his best preschool teacher voice making the educational portion of our tour a real treat. The kids marveled at ducks, geese, peacocks and more before raiding the "Pumpkin Patch" where pumpkins were strewn about a grassy field for the kids to rifle through. Eventually each child found that perfect pumpkin to take home. They walked out of the patch, pumpkin in hand, proud as ever.
The Pygmy Goats were a hoot. These diminutive animals gnawed at just about anything they could find, including the strap of a backpack. Even a pair of red rubber boots seemed like a good meal.
And the best part about the trip -- it didn't rain.