Monday, October 19, 2015

Weekending: Legare Farms and more

Good Morning!
I woke up this morning to temps of 39 degrees!! I'm not sure if I remember it ever getting that cold this early in October. I definitely think we are in for a cold winter. Hopefully we will get some snow!! Fingers crossed :)

This weekend was busy. I coached my son's football team Saturday morning and during the game one of his friends was dropped off with my daughter so he could hang with us all day. After the game we came back to the house for an hour and then went to my stepmom's church picnic. The boys had a blast doing sack races, running through the inflatable obstacle course and playing games for prizes.

 After the picnic, we headed over to a park for a classmate's birthday party.
 This park is my worst nightmare. All the party tables are at the back of the playground faaar away from the entrance. The playground is a giant wooden castle and it is so easy to lose sight of a kid. I spend the whole time ignoring other parents and focusing on where my son is playing. I nearly had a heart attack when the birthday boy's dad suggested the kids play hide-n-seek. Of course, five minutes later, they couldn't find their three year old and were running frantically around the incredibly busy park looking for her (she was found safe at the top of a slide).

Sunday we headed out to Legare Farms on Johns Island. I bought a voucher from Living Social for $20 for 4 people (includes gate admission, hayride, maze, pumpkin patch and more).  If you are interested in going, and local, Charleston Deals has 2/$10 admission today. There is also a haunted house/haunted maze deal too. Bring cash because there are food/drinks available to purchase as well as other extras, such as horseback rides for $3.

We hit up the hedge maze first. 

We had a lot of fun in the maze. It would be super creepy at night to go through it with flashlights. If you go, definitely bring bug spray because there were mosquitoes everywhere.
After the maze, we headed to the hayride. This was probably the highlight for most people because you get on the back of a hay filled trailer, pulled by a tractor, and go out to feed some hungry cows and pigs.

My daughter and I just watched everyone else feed the cows because we weren't really fans of having cow slobber dripping from our hands. If that sounds more cool than disgusting, and you go, definitely take some wipes or paper towels in your purse/pocket! :)
We had a great time and enjoyed seeing all the other animals on the farm (donkeys, rabbits, turkeys and goats, to name a few) and walking around the pumpkin patch. We will definitely go again next year because it is such a great deal. Also, it is supporting a farm that has been family-owned and operated for 290 years! 
How was your weekend?! Have you been to any neat pumpkin patches this fall?
Linking up with the fabulous Biana and Ashley today! You should too!


  1. 39 degrees?! Wow that sure is chilly!! I have heard that this winter is supposed to be a cold, snowy one!!

  2. Well at least I got to see the hay ride and the maze through your pictures! Michael didn't want to do the hay ride because he was sick and allergic to hay so that would've been bad. Maybe I'll buy that voucher and we'll go again since it's so close.. do you think it's bad to take the baby in the haunted maze? Haha

  3. Legare Farms sounds awesome!! We have yet to do anything "fall" like that - maybe this week! I'm pretty happy that the fall weather is only going to last a few days ;)

  4. When I woke up and saw that I had to wear my winter coat I was not too happy!! Looks like a really fun weekend - and how cute are those cows - not something I say lightly lol! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  5. This looks like such a nice way to spend a fall weekend with the family. Ever since I was a little girl, I've loved going to local farms to see the animals. The baby cows are my favorite, so I guess I find them "more cool than disgusting!" lol We're originally from Michigan, and while I miss the fall traditions of pumpkin patches, petting zoos, apple orchards, and cider mills, we're making our own traditions here in Nashville! The city hosts all sorts of fall music and food events, and we frequently go to the botanical gardens to enjoy the changing colors and seasonal activities.

    <3 Liz