Life in Christian County, Kentucky...
Yesterday, we went to Harvest Praise, an annual fall event at the Christian Way Farm in northeast Christian County, KY. It's about a dozen miles north of us as the crow flies, but it's a half-hour drive through the hills via the winding roads. It was a clear, cool October day, and the foliage is probably at its peak in color right now.
At the farm, they have a corn maize, pumpkin patch, hayrides, haybale castle, and much to see and admire -- farm animals, old time farming tools and vehicles, craft demonstrations, live music and much more. It's good family fun, enjoyable for all ages. We arrived early in the day, but the farm was crowded with people before long.
Some photos of the event follow, and there was much more that I didn't photograph! I should have got some pictures of folks enjoying the hayrides and the corn maize, particularly -- "shoulda, but didn't."
Vintage farm vehicles are parked around the barnyard, with steps up into them and things in back for kids to enjoy.
The barn is used as a souvenir shop, and behind it is an area for resting and enjoying the live music -- empty when we arrived, but crowded later on.
The mums were available for purchase, as were gourds, squash, pumpkins, handmade baskets, and other crafts and seasonal items. Parents seemed to enjoy showing their toddlers the cattle, goats, pigs and sheep.
The Christian Way Farm does school tours during the fall and spring as well as their big "Harvest Praise" event. A teacher friend told me that they choose a theme, such as "How Do We Get a Pizza" and show the kids how the meats, cheeses, herbs, grains, etc. are produced on farms. The kids also get to enjoy the maze and other activities and they can have a nice picnic lunch on the tables.
I'm sure the children who visit the Christian Way Farm sleep very well after a day of running around in the fresh air. I certainly did!