Monday, October 11, 2010

Shlagel Farms

Today we took a trip to Schlagel Farm.  It is a local farm that is family owned and run for almost 100 years.  The family bought it in 1911, and grew Tobacco until the 1980's.  Today they have Angus cows which they keep until age 5 months, chickens, and lots of vegtables such as Kale, Peas, Broccoli, Egg Plant, and more.  They open thier farm twice a year to the community.  Fall for Pumpkin picking, and Spring for Strawberry picking.   I always love going to a Farm.  Makes me wish we had 5 or more acres to ourselves.  The upkeep would be A LOT of work, but I imagine well worth it.

Our 4 boys



Checking out the baby chicks(roughly 13 days old)



Close-up of the Chicks( I really wanted to get 2-3)



Tom The Turkey



2 Calves about a week old(the owner's bring in some animals for a petting zoo just for this event)



Getting to pet the Bunny



The pigs doing what they do best, digging and getting dirty



Cute Goat



The Hay Maze



Daniel & Gabriel



Andrew



Joshua



Alisha & Mariann



The 4 boys at the end of the Maze, getting ready to go down the slides



Daddy & Baby girl



Hayride time



The owner of the farm telling us about the Male and Female flowers on the Pumpkin plant



The owner telling the kids about how the Deer eat the pumpkins and leave tracks



Here is an example of where the Deer have been



The kids in search of thier pumpkins



Gabriel with his Pumpkin





Daddy getting Daniel's off for him



Josh with his Pumpkin





Mommy, Mariann, and her pumpkin



Andrew with his nice sized Pumpkin



Alisha on the way back with her Pumpkin



I love the colorful Mums



Strawberry plants just planted a couple of weeks ago.  Cannot wait to come back and pick some next May



Daddy & his beautiful girls



Joshua 5 1/2 years old



Daniel 3 years old





Andrew 7 1/2 years old



Gabriel 9 years old



All 4 boys



Me & My Girls



The boys playing in the corn



Mariann, wondering how many she can eat



Daniel wanted to be covered in corn



Mommy & her Scarecrows



Alisha with the Mums we took home

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