Friday, October 28, 2011

Cornbelly's Pumpkin Festival

Last week the fam and I (minus one working brother) went to the local fall pumpkin festival.  Our main purpose in going was to choose some perfectly round and orange gourds for Halloween pumpkin carving.  We got so distracted by the farm animals and activities (most of which were aimed at children) that we went home pumpkin-less.  Chelsea's allergies flared up as soon she came within range of the hay, so we didn't stay long.  But it was still lots of fall fun!

Farm animal races!
Left: piglets; Right: pygmy goats
By the Pumpkin Pyramid
 Baby Sister
This is The Beast
You crawl through its mouth, past its heart,
through the intestines and out...never mind.
A clown quite randomly haunted The Beast's bowels.
 We then ventured into the Hay Maze
I thought it was quite cosy
Which meant blocking maze traffic for a photo op
Afterwards we went for a ride on The Grain Train
The Grain Train is pulled by a tractor
So it's a pretty wild ride
The route is haunted
I don't know how we survived
On our way out, Mum and I played a round of pumpkin tetherball
I won, even though she cheated (mwahahaha)

Back at the home front we feasted on
Krispy Kreme donuts and hot chocolate
Thanks for a fantastic fall evening, family!
Now about those pumpkins...


John McLendon said...

You had to go through its intestines? There is a nasty visceral ramification of this.... Was that some attempt at scatological humor by the festival organizers? The clown was IN the intestines? I would have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off! Clowns scare the hell out of me, but I think I already told you this. Favourite pic was of Pumpkin Pyramid. Sounds like the perfect autumn activity!

Diana said...

The Beast really was odd. When you went past the heart, you could hear a heart pumping. There was audio enhancements in the bowels too if you know what I mean. The further in you went, the dark and more narrow it became. And then the clown. ??? I can't explain it. Maybe The Beast ate a stray clown?