We knew it would be nice and mild, but just how warm the sunny skies over the MOV would become was a pleasant surprise!
The temperatures climbed into the 70s, after reaching freezing several night in the week before.
Too bad it wasn't a true "Indian summer"... the rules say the temperatures must climb above 80 to be an Indian Summer.
Our family decided to take advantage of the warm weather to visit an area family farm and part-take (as they say) of all the country goodness. I had forgotten that my son had never been to a farm before, and so cows were a new thing to him.
Oh, he knew what they were, but their large size, the whole farming operation, was something new to him. My wife is an old rural farm girl from her youth, so none of it was strange to her, but as a city boy, I felt somewhat out of my element.
We enjoyed the hay ride, and the tour of the farm. I was impressed with the view from the top of the pasture, able to look down the valley and see the large high school and elementary school complex so near but still so far away.
I was impressed with the operation, as the farm store was winding down, and closing up for the season.
But one of the hits was the corn maze. My son loves mazes and puzzles, and so was very eager to take the challenge of beating the clock in the maze to visit all 30 points and find his way out again. As it was, the corn has begun to dry out after the freeze, and so we were never really lost in the corn, but simply found our way around.
This was a fun family outing and there were lots of small children experiencing the farm for their first time. To watch them try to roast marshmellows for s'mores over a campfire pit was a treat too. I still can smell the wood smoke lingering in the area.
What a nice time, and what great weather.