Monday, October 8, 2012

First Weekend in October Barn Charm!

I absolutely LOVE autumn!! And I'm so glad October's here. Anyway, over the weekend, we went to a local farm to pick pumpkins and let Livie enjoy a pony ride.

And, of course, while we were there, I had to take some photos of the barn, specifically for "Barn Charm."

This is Bart's Farm in Marion, IA. (Click here for a heartwarming story about the family that runs the farm). And this is their barn.

During the autumn, you can pick pumpkins of all sizes, either by going into the field and picking your own, or choosing from the scores of pumpkins they've already picked and have waiting in rows in the yard. They also have decorative straw bales for sale, as well as gourds, "Indian" corn, and such. 

Plus, there's a paddock where they give pony (and horse) rides. Over the weekend, Livie rode a palomino horse named "Hulk" (you can see him in the second photo). In previous years, she's ridden a small pony named Princess and a Quarter Horse named Duke.

Anyway, it's a fun outing, which we all look forward to every year. Our first year visiting their farm (2008), we'd just learned about it by chance; but since we'd had such a fun time there, it's become an annual autumn tradition. That's where we get our autumn/Halloween pumpkins every year!


A bit of texture on the photo!

Some of the pre-picked pumpkins!

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16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

what a pretty barn! love the arch!

Beth Edwards said...

oh, i love the pumpkins in front of the white barn. so gorgeous!! such vibrant colors. (:

42N said...

I have never scene this Marion barn. I will seek it out.

Nell at njschout said...

What an interesting shaped roof. Love the barn!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a beautiful big barn, and the white behind the pumpkins is stunning!

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful and huge white barn. I see pumpkins too.

Kim,USA

Rose said...

It sure looks beautiful with all those pumpkins in the foreground.

Jill said...

Perfect barn for autumn! Love those pumpkins!

Saun said...

Lovely little barn love the pumpkins

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The white barn and the pumpkins make a beautiful fall scene.

Jeannelle said...

Great choice for Barn Charm. I like the pumpkins, too!

Mari said...

It's a beauty of a barn, and I love the pumpkins in front of it!

Tanya said...

oh i love that!

W. Latane Barton said...

Pumpkins and a barn... that says Fall for sure. Nice pictures.

Tricia Hays said...

That's a beauty of a barn & I'm lovin those bright orange punkins

Thank ya much for joinin =)

Jori said...

The pumpkin and barn combo is fabulous!!!

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