Country Bumpkin & Pumpkin Patches

Today while selecting fabrics, I noticed I'm always drawn to floral prints. Especially the little tiny roses, the daisies, tulips, country side type of prints. There's a bit of that country girl in me that's for sure. I once ask my husband to go on vacation to a farm (preferably in Ireland but the good old South of the USA will do) and we can take long walks in golden fields, learn to ride the horses, let the southern wind blow through our hair ! milk cows and serve fresh milk for breakfast (out on the porch, with gingham table cloth and fresh field picked wild flowers in tall mug)! we can feed the chickens, collect the eggs ! there's so much to do on the farm !!!!! After I'm done telling him my envision of our trip, he looks at me strangely, then say, we don't have to go far for a farm ! he suggested he can drive about 2 hours out east, drop me off there and pick me up after a few days ! he also added that he hopes I get used to the farm smells, you know, from all the manure from the animals ! eeeekkkk !

So, why Ireland ? I love sheeps ! I would love to shepherd a herd of sheeps !!! just for a day or 2, to know what's it's like ! Imagine walking with them through a field full of blooming heathers ! just like in the movie P.S. I Love You ! ...Ok Ok I know I romanticize the life on the farm but taking all that lovey dovey parts away, I still think it would be fun.

Talking abour farms, PUMPKIN is on my mind ! Halloween is around the corner ! I'm planning on taking Kaila to a pumpkin patch. I don't know how much she knows at 6 months but I'm sure she would love to see all the big round orange pumpkins. She will surely licks them all too. Here are some patches that are worth a check around town:

#5: Aldor Acres – Farm animal displays, hayrides and u-pick pumpkins! Make sure to visit Peter The Great, Leonard the llama and the huge white oxen, Zorro and Zeldo.
#4: The Pumpkin Patch at Richmond Country Farms - For the young ... and young at heart! Hay rides, a corn maze, farm animals and Polly Pumpkin, Strawberry Shortcake and Korny Corn.
#3: Chilliwack Corn Maze - Great family fun including a kiddy bale maze, corn maze, corn (sand) box, pumpkin patch, animal viewing area and u-pick apples!
#2: North Arm Farm- This 60 acre working organic farm in Pemberton offers horse drawn wagon rides out to their Pumpkin Patch.
#1: Laity Pumpkin Patch - Choose from thousands of pumpkins and enjoy wonderful adventures in the farms wooded area. From riates and treasure to gnomes and fairies! Don't forget to visit the animals that live on the farm and make sure you don't get lost in the "cornfusing" trails of the corn maze!
And a bonus! (we couldn't pick just five!)
Applebarn Pumpkin Farm - There's lots to do a the Applebarn! Visit the glass beehive, watch fresh cider being made, pick your own apples, pick your own pumpkins, play on the giant jumping pillow, take a hayride or ride the bin train and visit Bunnytown at the Petting Barn.

Courtesy of http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/2010/09/20/top-five-pumpkin-picking-patches-vancouver