Halloween Harvest

Autumn is a time when nature delights in death more than it does in life, and summer magnificently departs in fiery explosions of red, gold, yellow, and orange.  You feel the last warmth of the sun upon your face, you hear the crunch of fallen leaves under your feet, and you taste the colors of October in a mouthwatering harvest of apples, pears, corn, squash, and above all else – pumpkins.

Baggenstos Farms in Sherwood, Oregon provided us with the ultimate Halloween harvest experience.  From pumpkin bowling to a 5-acre corn maze, we  readily indulged in an afternoon of Autumn bliss.  We took a hay ride to the pumpkin patch where we picked out our perfect pumpkin, then we braved the challenging corn maze, where we got lost and ended up right where we started within the first 10 minutes.  We finally made it through to the end and finished off the afternoon testing our skills in pumpkin bowling.

This year’s corn maze at Baggenstos Farms is a tribute to the final flight of the Atlantis Space Shuttle.  Check out other incredible corn maze designs from previous years here: Baggentos Corn Mazes.

Did you know?

The Irish traditionally carved turnips on All Hallows Eve to ward off evil spirits.  They would also leave a treat to keep the evil spirits from fiddling with their property.  Once the tradition was moved to the United States, pumpkins were used because they were easier to carve.  Trick-or-treating was soon invented to recreate the coming of demons and ghouls.

Links:

Baggenstos Farms

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2 responses to “Halloween Harvest

  1. dillon

    Sounds like a great time! We lost all our leaves a few weeks back during a windstorm. Got our first snow of the season last night! I enjoy the posts keep em up.

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