We are fortunate enough to be surrounded on all sides by amazing local farm stands, so can I hit one up for produce and veg if I miss the Farmer’s Market. One stand in particular is fun to visit because they have a little park area, a playground, and a small menagerie of farm animals. If this sounds familiar it’s because we visited it recently with Kingston before heading to the zoo.
It has plenty of produce and local goods like honey, salsa, nuts and dried fruit, but really we went so Isobel could enjoy the playground after we did our shopping. She was all about the train this time.
Although their stand is stocked they still only had a few token animals. Their season really doesn’t get going until they open the mega-pumpkin patch. The pigs they had were quite friendly and Isobel spoke to them in their porcine language, interspersing her shouts of HEY PIGS! with hearty OINK OINKS!
I have no idea what I’m saying here, but let’s pretend it’s both educational and enriching.
When we took her by the playground she wanted to swing. They only had big girl swings, and I thought for sure that would deter her. She’s only ever sat in baby swings and she occasionally forgets she has to hold on.
I was afraid this would end in tragedy, but she hung on and insisted Dada push her higher.
I said higher, Dada!