Thursday, October 11, 2018

This Is A Shorty

So much to do, so little time.  Yesterday was a whirlwind as we ushered another 200 kids around the property.  This time there were several schools with handicapped children and adults.  Once on the grounds, we all run around like crazy loading up and moving out.

Still, I always take time to enjoy the flowers.
It was all good until one autistic boy had an episode on the Time Travel Tractor.  Two adults could not keep him in the car, so we stopped and let them get off.  I cannot imagine the life that family has. At any rate, he was okay as he focused on the barnyard bounce.  All in a good day's work.

This little guy is Dyno the dinosaur.  He's decided to take a tour of the pumpkin bins on his own.  Aren't these just the creepiest pumpkins ever?
And the pie pumpkins ... LOVE the color .....
Then it was on to the gold mining station.   
You can purchase a bag of pay dirt for a mere pittance.
Then screen it in the creek just like the gold miners of old.  Amazingly, the kids find gemstones, crystals and even arrowheads!!!
Finally, Dyno made it to the snack bar for what else ..... dinosaur and batman cookies.  
This is a shorty today ... I have to be there at 8:00 this morning to get ready for 300 kids arriving at 8:30.  I put wristbands on teachers ... somewhere between 11 and 22, check them all in, line up the kids (much harder than it sounds) and escort them into the patch. 

It's like herding cats!!!


  1. You are awesome and I'll just bet a lot of fun for the children. :) Love Dyno exploring the pumpkins and then the cookies. I'm sure it is not easy lining the kids up.
    I've often wished I could hit pay dirt......that would be the best way!

    1. I definitely try to keep the kids occupied ... especially when they are waiting in line. I keep my distance however ... there's no getting sick allowed.

  2. Busy as always enjoying your favourite time of the year, keep having fun.

  3. It used to get quite harried when our grandson had a Meltdown (Actual term used) especially when he was in public but it's improved. Most times they are focused on something Repetative like the Barnyard Bounce. The schools in our area are actually teaching the children about Autism so that they become friends with the children instead of being scared of them.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. What a great idea for the schools to get involved. I love that!! I've heard that having a dog for them really helps. Any truth to it?