October 28, 2007

Fall Fun

On Saturday we went to Wilder Ranch where they had an old-fashioned heritage fall festival. Jason road his bike from our house to the ranch and met us there, so he got in a great mountain bike ride and we had a fun time with the kids. We got to grind apples fresh off the tree to make cider that tasted SO delicious. We watched a blacksmith make some coat hooks in the old metal shop, that was really cool. They had great music (a banjo and a fiddle) and lots of other little harvesty things for the kids to do. I just love stuff like that, all the old-fashioned things, it's just so fun to experience a little bit of how people used to live.

Carson got to crank some dried corn through a little mill that took off all the kernels and then took a cup full of the kernels and put them through another grinder to make corn meal out of it that we fed to the cows. He loved turning the grinders.

We got some fresh ranch-made pumpkin ice cream that was delicious.

And Carson had a go at the stringed donut competition.....that was pretty funny. He had to try to eat the donut without any hands. It took him a while, but he was determined and ended up with a face full of powdered sugar and a donut in his mouth. :-)


You with us said...

What a fun time. I love festivals like that, too. The video of Carson gave me a chuckle which was much needed on this dreary Monday morning.

Angie said...

What a great place! I wonder if we have anything like that around here. That video was cute - it looks like Carson just loved that!

Christi said...

If this is an annual thing, we are so there next year...I love that kind of stuff too!

Aaron, Andrea, Malachi & Rachel said...

Ok...your kids are precious! It's been a long time. Found your site on Rach and Brians so I thought I'd say hello! Great to see you and your beautiful family. Please tell Matt hello. I know he doesn't remember me but I sure remember him.