By Melanie Danner
As a mother of two, I’m constantly on the hunt for fun outings for our family. This Saturday was no exception and we were excited to attend the season opening for Country Blossom Farm. If you are itching for a tasty treat, some shopping, or outdoor activities, this is definitely a place to visit.
We munched on everything from delicious doughnuts and cookies to honeyberry muffins and sipped on coffee and milk. After browsing the shop filled with crafts and goodies, several of which are locally produced, we headed outside for some energy burning fun.
After purchasing our wristbands, we headed over to scale Straw Mountain, and take several turns on the new tube slide. Then it was time to bounce our way to the clouds on the amazing new jumping pillow. A journey through the corn maze was next and then it was time to play in the corn pit and practice making corn angels.
Needless to say it was a fun filled morning and we enjoyed a lovely conversation with Troy Heald who owns the farm with his wife, Tracy. We cannot wait until our next Country Blossom Farm adventure and encourage everyone to go for a visit.
Melanie Danner of Alexandria is an at-home mother and craft lover.
Corn Music Shakers
Empty water bottles
Super glue or glue gun
Fill each bottle with corn leaving plenty of empty space for shaking. Add some glue to the lid before screwing it on. Add some ribbon and ta dah! Instant music!
Heat water until bubbles appear at bottom of pan. Add salt. stir and continue heating for about 1/2 minute to warm salt. Remove from heat and add oil and food coloring. Mix alum and flour separately. Add liquid and dry ingredients, mixing and kneading.
Pumpkin Lacing Activity
1 sheet orange foam
1 sheet sticky foam (I used green)
Yarn (I used black)
Cut pumpkin shapes from foam sheet and decorate with eyes, noses and mouths from the sticky foam sheet. Hole punch around the pumpkin edges. Attach yarn with other end taped like a shoe lace for lacing. Have fun with lacing the pumpkin outline!