First, I want to say sorry for the absence on the blog! It’s been quite busy and blogging takes longer than you think. Hopefully, I can start posting on a regular again because I have SO MUCH delicious food and adventures to share!

Alright, now to the blog post. Thanksgiving has passed, and fall is wrapping up. I wanted to share with you a fun activity we did back in October at the Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont to reminisce what fall has to offer.Photo Oct 10, 4 50 02 PMPhoto Oct 10, 3 26 42 PM

You grab a burlap sack (loaners only), head out to the corn field, and start pulling the corn off the stalks. When pulling the corn off the stalks, it’s best that you twist and pull. Photo Oct 10, 4 39 48 PMPhoto Oct 10, 3 46 19 PMPhoto Oct 10, 3 46 59 PMPhoto Oct 10, 3 46 12 PM

It was fun to go in the corn field and get lost a bit. To be able to remove yourself from the hustle and bustle of city life (even though it’s just right there a couple miles away) under the sun, it’s a wonderful experience. We got there in the afternoon, so a lot of the stalks have already been harvested. It felt like a treasure hunt trying to find unharvested corn. There’s plenty so don’t worry – we must got like 50 corn!

After you collected all the corn to your heart’s contend, you lug your sack back to the beginning of the corn field and start shucking the husk. The farm ask that you give them a portion of the harvest, and you can keep the rest to take home.

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These are the Indian corns (used for decoration or milled for cornmeal). Remember to leave some husk behind for rustic look to your decor.Photo Oct 10, 4 10 26 PM

These are the corn for popping. They need to be stored away to further for another 4-6 weeks dry out before you can start popping them. SO GOLDEN YELLOW.

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There were lots of other activities you can participate in like corn husk doll making, cider pressing, ice creaming making, and more. You can tour the Patterson house or go on a train ride around the farm, also. We got there later in the day and was only able to participate in the harvesting. Oh, there’s also animals!

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The J.E. Perry Farms Pumpkin Patch is on the property, so you can just hop over and pick up some pumpkins and gourds. They do charge an entrance fee of $1, but you get to go on a hay ride. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to. ::sad face::
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I bundled my Indian corns together to create a door ornament (I guess. What would you call it?). I just took a piece of twine and wrapped in around each corn interlocking it. Then I did a final wrap around the whole bunch several times and tied it really tight. Lastly, I added a loop from a small piece of twine to latch it onto the hook I placed on the door. I kept it through Thanksgiving. 🙂

corn door display