Hello fall!! My absolute favorite time of the year is finally here! As the summer creeps to a end, I begin to get a little too pumped for sweater weather and pumpkin spice latte’s. I am totally that person that will begin to wear all of my fall favorite outfits even if it is still 80 degrees outside and I have more than likely already had 10 pumpkin spice latte’s before the first week of September is over.
This year however came to me by surprise. I was totally not prepared for how cold it would actually get so soon! Normally here in the northern part of Minnesota, we get what is called the lake effect where the cold doesn’t really come until later in November. Part of the reason I love fall so much is for that crisp morning air where going for a hike in the woods listening to the leaves crunching beneath your feet is the perfect way to start the day. The temperatures are normally a perfect 50 or 60 degree temps. Not sure what exactly effected this years weather but it has been nothing but cold, chilly and rainy! Not the typical favorites for myself this season. I honestly have been quite bummed about it. Almost seems like the winter blues have come early. Makes it quite the challenge to enjoy the same traditions I normally love to go about doing this season. I also have found it even more challenging to stay motivated and proactive on everything! Ed and I just recently sold the house we were living at and so we have been in the process of moving everything over to a rental home we will be staying at for the time being until we go through with our plans of building our future home. I will write another post on that whole fun process. The entire moving process is quite exhausting and then when you add rain into the mix, makes for an even better time. Along side house selling, moving and new home planning is also planning our wedding. I will get into more detail on all of that as well in another post so stay tuned! Ed and I have been crossing lots of items off the list of things to do when it comes to our big day!
In all this commotion of what we call life, we still made time for one of my all time favorite things to do this season. Visiting a pumpkin farm! I had been telling Ed and the kids about a farm I grew up visiting when I was younger called Nelson Farm. I would share all of my favorite memories and kept talking about how great it would be to go visit it again to share with them the fun experience. Well sure enough, we made it happen! We found a weekend to head down to visit my parents where they then joined us on our visit to Nelson Farm in Litchfield, MN. My brother Adam was even able to come with us as well which was so great to get to see him and have him spend time with us as well. This farm is unlike any other! I have to say it is hands down my all time favorite farm I have ever been to. Other farms have been great and all but nothing compares to the experience you get to have at Nelson’s Farm. There is endless amounts of fun to be had and activities for all ages! The biggest thing that I love is the fact you pay a one time entrance fee of only $9 to go and enjoy all this greatness! No additional fees for riding a hayride or to go through the corn maze. You actually get to just go in and enjoy it all without any extra hassle. There are three different versions of golf courses to try, little tractors for kids to ride on, animals upon animals to see, pet and feed, pony rides, mazes, tunnels, playgrounds, forts, wagon rides, hay rides, pumpkins to pick, corn maze, pumpkin launching, hay jumping and more! The history of this farm is also great and they add more and more fun to it every year! We arrived right when it opened and we were there until three in the afternoon! We didn’t even want to leave then but we needed to get back to Duluth. This is definitely a all day place to be and worth the drive from where ever you may be. If you check out their website you can go back and see every single corn maze design they have created over the years which I think is so neat! The time and effort this family puts into their farm is unbelievable. Being that we were here for a good chunk of the day, you may be wondering what we did for food, well Nelson has you covered there! There was tons of food options from their different food trucks. They had pretty much anything your taste buds could desire. Burgers, corn dogs, chicken tenders, fries, cheese curds, mini donuts and more! We were more than satisfied and I am so happy I was able to finally get to share this experience and tradition with the new additions to my family.
Nelson Farm Website: http://www.nelsonfarm.com/
Staying cozy and warm in my herringbone vest, comfy sweater and soft blanket scarf.
They had a blast going through the corn maze, the corn was taller then us!
This was one of the many different golf courses they offered. Mini golf is our favorite!
Vinny balancing on the fun obstacle course.
All these jungle gyms made me wish I was kid sized again! So fun!
Okay how cute is he? Anyone feel the need to have a pet goat now?
Or even a baby calf?
Little pig too? Now I just need a farm.
So many fun wagon rides! This one was called the Soap Box Derby where the tractor pulled a whole train of wagons that swerved back and forth and side to side. We laughed nonstop on this jerky ride.
Best buds right here! So precious. They make my heart melt.
On a mission to find the perfect pumpkin in the pumpkin patch. Not too many places let you actually go pick your pumpkin. The experience is so original and fun!
He found the perfect one!
Can’t go visit a farm without getting a picture with your pumpkin.
They provide wheelbarrows to help you bring them out to your car! So thoughtful!
Couldn’t have asked for a better day! So much fun was had! See you again soon Nelson Farm. Thanks for another year of unforgettable memories.
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Until next time!