Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Post, Dublins trip to the Pumpkin Patch....

On the way to the Pumpkin Patch we stopped to get fuel and there is a Pumpkin Patch and train ride next door. They have a really cute little blue train.

Last year they grew all the pumpkins, it looks like they bought some this year and scattered them through the field.

Dublin ready to go, with his orange bandanna on.

Never been to a Candy corn carnival LOL this sign was on the way to the Pumpkin Patch, at a Church.

Parking at Bi-Zi Farms, named for owner Bill Zimmerman. (oops posted one twice) The first striped tent is the pony ride, the next one way down there is the entrance, and you can see the top of the old homestead barn way in the middle, and at the top of this car on the far right, is the barn where we had dinner.
A pyramid of straw bales for the kids to climb.

Mud was a theme, it was a beautiful dry day, but the week before has been wet.

Pony rides, wow the lines to everything were a mile long, we didnt even go out to the Pumpkin patch this year because there were so many people, kids running everywhere! and all of them with a good coat of mud LOL.

There was a Bluegrass band there, we listened to them while we waited in line for our free hot cider and hot chocolate.

We were to meet the Guide Dogs of Clark County, our club, at 5:00pm for dinner, the food was great, we were stuffed! They reserve a barn for our dinner every year. We had a lady just walk in and take a plate of food too! Not someone that belonged to the club, just a random person. There were a couple other people that walked in and started to check out the food before they got told it was a private party. We need signs next year. Geez people are sooo rude, and did I say there were a lot of people there! Wow. I dont do so good in crowds anymore, it gets a bit overwhelming.
Dublin tied to a hay bale here while Meghan and I took turns getting some food.

This is what he thought of the whole thing! LOL

We were in this barn and the tractors with big trailers full of people, were going out to the pumpkin patch, I swear they had four tractors and trailers running, round and round.
I thought this driver looked a little like a farmer Hulk Hogan LOL LOL Meghan didnt think so much LOL

Another great big tractor, boy were they pretty loud! There is a great big pumpkin launch too, as you can see the sign in this picture, and some of the launch poles. Dublin did well, he got to see more people in one place than he ever has in his short life, got petted by lots of little kids and went to a petting zoo, and talked with a goat LOL All in all he took the distractions and people very well.
Bi-Zi Farms also has a huge corn maze and the huge pumpkin fields. There also was a "corn bin" where they filled a tent surrounded by straw bales with about 6-8 inches deep in corn kernels! Just for the kids to play in.
We were rather subdued in our visit this year, just because of the shear volume of people! The lines to get on the trailer to ride out to the pumpkin patch were very long, and there were two of them, a couple hundred feet long! They do have a nice area where you can wash your pumpkins off when you get back, but geez, we would never have made it back in time for dinner if we had waited in line.

This is a picture of the original barn, to the left of it is the petting zoo, a donkey, pot bellied pig, goats, turkeys, chickens, and you could buy feed to give them. To the right the bright red buildings, they have a farmers market, where all times of the year you can come and buy what produce is in season.

Here is that left side of the old barn where the pens are again, there were quite a few animals.

One tired little puppy after his big outing! Us to, we were going to walk out to the pumpkin patch, until we rounded the corner of the corn maze and seen how far it was out there! so no pumpkin this year. Last year we got pumpkins and walked through the corn maze, this year it was to muddy to do the corn maze.

My camera was on a scenery setting and the color is kind of funky, but that was our trip to the pumpkin patch! We had fun people watching and getting the puppy out in crowds of people, it was a good trip for him.


  1. That all looks like a lot of fun, and Dublin is about cute as they get!!! I love the orange bandana.

  2. Great summary! You covered everything.

  3. Looks like fun! Glad you enjoyed yourself.

  4. AHHHHHH! Your doggies is just adorable! And he did good! So someday someone who needs his help can have fun also.


  5. Looked like a great time...WoW, look at all the people there...quite a popular place!

    Hey, just an FYI on your blog. To leave a comment with the way you have it set up, it loads your page 4 times through the whole process. Once to read the blog, second to get the comment box, third time to get the code box and enter the code letters, and the fourth time to complete the comment post.

    Hope that makes sense.

    It might be easier for your readers to leave a comment when it doesn’t take so much time…maybe a pop-up box or something.

    But, when you have it set up for blogger approval before they post to your blog, you don’t really need the code thing and can eliminate that whole process.

    Just my 2 cents for the day!! Have a good one my friend~

  6. Thanks for the heads up Karin, I had no idea, I changed some settings let me know if I fixed anything.

  7. Yeh, good idea from Karen Gttyup. One thing you might also want to do, since you are only allowing posts to be approved by you, the blog author, is to change your settings on the word verification box. You don't really need that if all posts go through you for approval, and the word verification thingie just gets annoying for readers who want to post comments.

    Oftentimes, I won't leave a comment if I see the word verification thing because I have trouble with seeing those twisted letters and sometimes have to start all over when I get them wrong. bah!

    Anyway, the event sounded like fun and terrific experience for Dublin with all the new faces, noises and activity.
    But seeing all those people just reminded me how folks just love farms and how the farms are going the way of the dinosaur. People are willing to pay lots of money to experience a farm, but they don't realize that many times they are one of the reasons why farms have been shut down or pushed out when new subdivisions are built or new zoning is changed to make it difficult for farms to operate. It's sad.



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