Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Howdy!

Madeleine At Eckert's 2014-10-04 6

The family trip to Eckert's Farm last weekend followed a St. Louis tradition. They have three locations in the Illinois suburbs that are not exactly conventional farms. In season, people can pick their own strawberries, blackberries, peaches, vegetables, apples and pumpkins. You have to pay for it on your way out and the prices are no bargain.

The place was packed because it was half-off pumpkin day. You had to ride on the back of a flat bed truck to get to the pumpkin field. We estimated that the wait was close to an hour so we blew it off. Instead, we took Madeleine to the petting zoo where she had her first encounter with a llama. She looks unimpressed.                 

Madeleine At Eckert's 2014-10-04 8

8 comments:

Olivier said...

En France nous avons aussi des fermes (vergers) ou l'on peut cueillir nous mêmes nos fruits et légumes, et les prix sont intéressants. Et cela fait une bonne journée a la campagne. Madeleine semble très intéressé par le repas du Lama

Stefan Jansson said...

Llamas are so lame, so says all the kids today.

Bibi said...

Like both the photos; the first for its down-homeness, and the second for its spontaneity.

Norma Beishir said...

The second photo is definitely my favorite!

Birdman said...

If you drive to Maine, BC, my garden has a pumpkin for her.

William Kendall said...

She has no idea what to make of that big critter!

Halcyon said...

We have these kinds of "pick your own" places around here too. Usually you can also eat as many strawberries, etc. as you want while in the field. But the per kilo price for what is picked is pretty high.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Awww! So many new experiences for petit Madeleine :)