Thursday, October 27, 2011

Local Feature: Roberts Family Farm

So, this year my family was looking for an alternative to our usual pumpkin patch experience (I'm not naming names) since in the past few years it has become way too overcrowded for us.  I just can't have fun when I'm constantly worried I'm going to lose a kid in the crowd.  After hearing good things from some family members we decided to give Roberts Family Farm a chance.  Located in Guston, Ky,  it took about 45 minutes to get there from our house in the Southend of Louisville, but it wasn't a bad drive at all.

 As soon as we got there we could tell that the crowd was a lot smaller, yeah!  We had no trouble parking and there were no long lines to wait in.

The kids rode on a pumpkin train, petted and fed baby goats, rode the hay ride, picked their own pumpkins, played in corn and a tunnel slide, ate lots of popcorn and generally had a great time.

They are open limited hours Mon.-Fri. 5:30 till dark and Saturday and Sunday 1:00 till dark.  Admission is free but some activities do cost a small fee.  They offer an assortment of concessions and have a cookout on the weekends, which offers yummy fare such as bean soup and cornbread . You can ride the hayride to pick your own pumpkins, which sell by the pound or pick from an assortment of already picked pumpkins and gourds for sell at the shop.

The shop also has canned goods and dried flowers for sale.  It's a perfect outing for the family!
I also had to share this picture of my cousin, Spider and my dad.  Spider designed and made that awesome Jack O' Lantern creature, which along with another graces the entrance to Roberts Family Farm.  He is an amazing artist!

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