my adventures with poultry…and other fall fun

Fall welcomed us back to the Pacific Northwest this past weekend.

The first rain in 81 days came the morning after we got home and the weekend stayed grey and cool.

Perfect weather to head out for some fall adventures. I’ll warn you now, there are quite a few photos…all taken with my iPhone (I was tired of lugging my dslr around after Maui).

We ventured out to the Oregon Heritage Farm for the Applefest.

Applefest raises money for a local high school ski team and has gotten bigger each year we have attended.

Hayrides, pumpkins, hay mazes…

and, apple chucking!

We were leaving as the band started playing. The singer sounded just like Johnny Cash.

We got in the car to head home and decided to make another stop on the way.

Baggensto’s Farm…they grow christmas trees, pumpkins, and potatoes! If you want awesome french fries, go here!!

We came home and Ryan decided to light a fire out back…

and, I baked an apple pie.

Ryan also took most of the plants out of our front garden on Saturday, but our dahlias are still blooming.

As if those adventures weren’t enough, Reece and I went to another local pumpkin patch with his kindergarten class this morning.

Goatel 6. We’ll keep the light on for ewe. Get it?!

I want this sign for our house.

Speaking of chickens, I’ve had quite a run in with poultry the last two days.

First, this guy walked right up to my iPhone like he wanted to pose for these photos.

He must have liked the last time I took his photo.

This morning, on the field trip, we got to see the new turkeys.

I knelt down to take a photo…

and she lunged at me!

I threw my phone because her “nibble” on my finger startled me.

It was actually quite funny.

So, the rain has me wearing my Hunters. This month I am specifically wearing my pink for Breast Cancer awareness. My mom found a lump 9 years ago this month. She is a a survivor. I am so happy she is a fighter and had the resources and care to beat this disease!

home is…feeling a bit like fall.

3 thoughts on “my adventures with poultry…and other fall fun

  1. kathy says:

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful adventures! We have apple envy here, as farmers lost 70-90% of their crops due to last April’s freeze. Yours look yummy (kids and apples!) Love the turkey close-ups and the reaction phone-drop documentation too (fodder for the next TTimes???) Hard to believe it’s been 9 years for your mom… we’re all grateful for her vigilance and survival.

  2. mdott922 says:

    I love your pictures! Oregon Heritage Farms is just down the road from us, so we go there often. However, we missed Applefest this year as we were out of town, so I’m especially grateful to be able to see your pictures of the event!

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