A day at the farm

What wonderful weekend weather we had. Mid-70’s both days and just perfect for a fall harvest festival… and birthday party.

It’s Daughter’s annual plan – and her friends wait for it, asking every August if “we’re still on for the party”. There’s a corn maze – that took the girls an hour and 14 minutes to get through, lol – hay rides, colonial cooking demonstrations, arcade games, carnival rides, live music, cotton candy, funnel cakes, greasy bratwurst, sausages and hamburgers, butter-drenched roasted corn, face painting, scarecrow-making and empty pockets by day’s end. But… it was such fun and we’ll do it again next year as every year.

During the colonial cooking demonstration, they churned butter, made bread, corn chowder soup, and cinnamon water.  For $2.00 you could have a taste of everything and everything was delicious.

The corn maze is different every year and, honestly, even if it were the same I doubt the girls would find their way out. They have way too much fun getting lost inside of it.

After rides galore and lots of laughs, we closed up the festival and trekked over to the boulevard for a Hibachi dinner. What a fun way to end the day. The girls loved the show the chef put on for them and, surprisingly, tried a little bit of everything he made – including scallops! How’s that for adventurous young ladies?

Of course, afterward, we headed to my house and I took out the cake. I was a little upset with it because, for some reason, it seemed to tilt left. Ah well. I’m not an expert cake-maker. Still… the best part for me was when I took it out and all the girls whipped out their cameras to take pictures of it. lol. What fun.

All in all it was a wonderful day and I know all of those blossoming young ladies will remember the simple fun at the fair each year for Daughter’s birthday.

Here’s just a short taste of our day with photos of the cake at the end. 🙂

(I don’t know how to embed video without first uploading it to youtube. Any ideas?)

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And because I must be getting older along with my daughter, I now realize, I’ve already posted the recipe for this cake. And here, I thought I was going to share it with y’all for the first time. Well… this cake is so good, it’s worth sharing again, so check it out – Chocolate Decadence.

7 Responses to A day at the farm

  • I didn’t see any sloping! Great cake! I wish I was that talented. As I was watching the video of dinner I was wondering if he was going to do the smoking onion volcano and then he did! Isnt’ that fun? What a great day for your daughter.

  • This must have been a wonderful day for everyone, Debbie. There’s something special about outdoor fun. Wow, a corn maze, live music, and the kind of food that tastes great outdoors.

  • This sounds like such good fun. There’s nothing like outdoor activites with kids to enjoy them with. It looks like everything was perfect from the weather to the cake.

    BTW how did the adoptathon go?


  • I’m really impressed at what you can do with images and music! Looks like y’all had a good time. 🙂

  • Beth,
    Thanks! The girls didn’t notice the sloping either. I’m the most critical, I suppose. They did notice the onion volcano though. lol. They ooo’d and ahhh’d. It was definitely a fun time.

    I always worry it will rain on the weekend of the fair and I’m (almost) always relieved. Last year, it rained on the Saturday so we had the party Sunday. We warned everyone ahead of time and, after all these years, they knew what to expect. Outdoor fun certainly is something special. And it’s like the entire community comes out to celebrate Daughter’s birthday. lol.


  • Linda,
    We definitely lucked out. Everything was perfect – I was so impressed the girls tried all the different foods at the Hibachi restaurant. This is a great group of girls – the friends can either make it or break it and these girls make it.
    The adoptathon went okay. No one signed up to adopt but several people signed up as volunteers. We can certainly use the help, and, who knows, with more volunteers maybe the word will spread faster about our babies and we’ll find families for them after all.

    Windows movie maker did it all. lol. I really love that program. It’s super simple. BUT… I can’t believe I’m saying this… there only so much you can do with it. I’m getting antsy for something more creative and I’m wondering about the iMovie. Yes… I’m considering the Mac program, though I’m sure there are more advanced Windows programs out there I can look into. Making these videos is a lot of fun… and when I’m not writing, it’s a good way to look busy. lol.


  • Looks as if you all had a fabulous time, Debbie! Thanks for sharing the photos and video!


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