Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pinching Pennies Pumpkin-style

Looking for a little Fall fun?  Feeling the crunch of tough economic times?  Look no further than Ganyard Hill Farms in east Durham.

Aside from your usual run-of-the-mill pumpkin patch fare (hayrack rides, corn mazes, cow milking), Ganyard Hill Farms offers plenty of adventure for your more stingy frugal economically conscience parents.

Start your fiscally responsible adventure with the petting zoo where you get to pet the painted plywood black cat.  Feel how soft fuzzy bumpy the kitty's fur is... nice, huh?  This beats feeding goats any day, right?


Next who needs a corn maze when you can try out the absolutely free wooden pallet obstacle course?  Test your limits by maneuvering over the pumpkins while avoiding getting caught between slats.


Now, that you're really having a good time, why not pass on the hayrack ride and take a trip on the Daddy Express?  Sure, you get this ride most every day, but here you can take in lovely views of the porta-potties, old barns, and of course all those other kids suffering through their time on the Hay Mountain.


Last but not least, don't forget to pick up a pumpkin.  Because your parents are cheap thoughtful, you don't have to wander through patch after patch before locating the perfect pumpkin.  Instead, you are presented with aisles of pumpkins similar to shopping at Wal-Mart.  Convenient, right?


Boy, oh boy, are you one lucky kid to have such tightwad adventurous parents.

(Author's Note: In all honesty, we highly recommend Ganyard Hill Farms and had a fun time visiting again this year.  We will definitely be sure to check out the more traditional activities next year when Linus is a bit older and able to actually enjoy the experience.)

Crossposted at My Sweet Babboo.
Abby is a stay-at-home mom of a one year old who blogs at her personal mommy
blog, My Sweet Babboo.

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