Refreshing Blackberry Iced Tea

Have you ever had blackberry iced tea? I love all kinds of tea, but this one is definitely one of my favorites! I am excited to share with you!

Refreshing, Low-Calorie Blackberry Iced Tea 

 

First and foremost, I wanted to say that this has been my most-viewed post ever!! Thank you to everyone for visiting my lil old blog! 🙂

Spring will soon arrive, which means Summer will be arriving before long! Or, maybe it’s just that I am tired of the grey skies and cold days and I am just sitting here dreaming of summertime.  And because I am so desperate for Summer these days, I feel like anytime is the perfect time to get started on your sweet tea drinking.  If you want to add a new, fruity version of sweet tea to your repertoire, check out our favorite tea recipe!

Do you want to cool down with a refreshing, low-calorie summertime drink?



HOW TO MAKE REFRESHING BLACKBERRY ICED TEA

We live on about an acre and every year in late summer we end up with an overabundance of blackberries on our property.  I have a love/hate relationship with these blackberries as I hate those thorns and wow do they like to grow, however, they are so yummy!  They actually act as the border for one side of our property. We trim them back often, but during mid-summer right when they are blooming they look beautiful with all of the white flowers.  Anyway….back to the overabundance topic. I am always looking for ways to use them up.

 

My kids and I go out and pick them in the mornings before it gets too hot during the summer days.  We eat lots of them of course, but we also freeze lots of them for later use in smoothies and milkshakes as well, but right when we pull them off the vines we make our family-famous blackberry iced tea! Here is what I do to make this delicious and refreshing beverage:

  • First, combine 2 cups of fresh blackberries and 3/4 cup Sugar.  Combine together and either mash or puree in a food processor.  We prefer to taste the fruit pieces in our drink so I simply mash ours with our fruit masher.
  • Mix with 1 gallon of unsweetened Ice Tea (I used Lipton Tea this time, but I also really like it with the Lipton Green Tea)
  • Serve over ice, garnish if desired and enjoy! 

PRINTABLE REFRESHING BLACKBERRY ICED TEA RECIPE

When I made these, I used Tall Glass Beer Steins, but I have since switched to this awesome Mason Jar Set!  It is so cute for serving tea to guests! There is just something about Iced Tea in a mason jar that makes me smile and think about my time visiting family in the South. 🙂  We have this tea on hand often during the Summer months, but I ALWAYS serve either this or this Strawberry Iced Tea during our Summertime BBQs and it’s always a hit!  (If you need some tips on throwing an awesome BBQ, check out this post).

We just had a new home put on our property and I plan on having lots more summer BBQ’s since I am so excited to show it off.  I’m thinking about getting these sweet Beverage Twin Dispenser with Ice Bucket Base for serving this tea. 

I also like to enjoy it on the road and when I do, I always use my Hydroflask.  (If you haven’t tried Hydroflask yet, you are missing out!  Cold drinks for hours and hours and sometimes even days)

 

refreshing blackberry iced tea from foothills mama

 

Even my husband loves this blackberry iced tea and he is not a tea drinker!

*45 calories per 8 ounce serving.


 

For full transparency, I don’t like super sweet drinks, so you may think this needs more sugar.  I love this as is though because it’s sweet and fruity and simply tastes like summertime.  I am really working on my health and fitness right now too so this is perfect for enjoying a delightful beverage without a bunch of empty calories.  I have spent a lot of time in the south though and I know how people love their sweet iced tea.  So, feel free to add as much sugar as you wish! It’s all about personal taste! 🙂

 

 

 

Other Recipes and Posts to Check Out:

Refreshing Strawberry Iced Tea

20 Colorful Sunny Day Recipes

Easy Ways to Workout When You are Short on Time and Money

Frugal Fitness: Hiking, Nature’s Best Workout! My 3 Favorite Oregon Trails

How I Got Rid of My Migraines for Good!

What to Pack for Your trip to the Oregon Coast

So you finally did it. You finally pulled the trigger and booked your vacation to the Oregon Coast. Yay! First of all, let me just say that you are going to love it. Let’s make sure you know exactly what to pack for your trip to the Oregon Coast to get your vacation off to the right start!

I’m not a world traveler by any means, but I have been to beaches throughout Oregon, California, and Texas and I have to admit that the Oregon Coast is by far the most beautiful. I’m not just saying that either, it’s true. What part of the coast did you book your vacation? My personal favorites are Pacific City and Newport. They both have some amazing beaches.

Okay, enough of me gushing about my love for all things Oregon Coast, it’s time for me to get to the point. If you have not yet been to the Oregon Coast, you might be wondering what you should pack for your trip to the Oregon Coast and I am going to help you with that. Yes, you are headed to the beach, but you need to be more prepared then just having “beach attire” with you.

What to Pack for Your trip to the Oregon Coast:

  • Swimsuit or shorts
  • Hoodies or jackets
  • Sandals or slip-on shoes
  • Sturdy shoes if you plan on any exploring any tide pools or walking on rocks
  • Hat, beanie or hair tie if you have long hair (lots of wind, you will want your hair up)
  • Sweats or pants that can easily be pulled on over shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick
  • Cash or card (in case you want to visit a cute shop nearby)
  • Blanket for covering up, especially if you will be there at night
  • Bag for collecting rocks and shells
  • Beach toys for the kids
  • Kites
  • Volleyball, football, etc.
  • Cooler with food and drinks (you don’t want to have to leave and get food, so make sure and bring it with you).
  • Camera or cell phone for stunning pics
  • Camp chairs (we splurged on these last year and it was so worth it!) or a beach blanket (we have a dedicated old king size comforter that we bring along on our beach trips)
  • S’mores goodies
  • Firewood, paper, and matches (assuming it’s not fire season, you can have a fire on the beach at most beaches in Oregon and it is a blast, so don’t forget your firewood).
  • Hand sanitizer and hand/baby wipes
  • Garbage bag for collecting your mess before you leave. Leave it better than you found it!

I’m sorry to disappoint all of my friends and readers who were expecting to go have some sunny and warm beach days, but you need to be prepared to be chilly when you visit the Oregon Coast. The Oregon coast is stunning and fun, but not always warm. Even on sunny days, there is often a breeze that can be quite chilly so make sure you are prepared to warm yourself up! I live in Oregon, about an hour and 15 minutes away from the beach, so you can find our family at the beach often, and we never go without a sweatshirt at the very minimum.

oregon coast

You want to make sure and bring these items along with you, because like all tourist locations, items are more expensive there. We went on a recent trip to the beach with some family members who drove off without their sweatshirts and ended up spending $100 on 3 sweatshirts for their family while they were there.

This list may seem a bit excessive, and I do tend to be an an over-packer, but I believe in being prepared and I don’t like to spend money unnecessarily. Plus, knowing what to pack for your Oregon coast trip can take a little bit of pressure off of your vacation plans. I know that before my last vacation to a new place I looked up lots of tips on what to pack.

TIP: If you are staying in a hotel, you might want to bring duplicates so you don’t have to find a laundromat to wash and dry your clothes. If you do jump in the water, it’s not always easy for your clothes to dry in the chilly breeze.

Take a Budget-Friendly Vegas Vacation with These Tips

So, for the first time ever, my husband and I went on a vacation.  To clarify, we live in Oregon near the beach so we have taken lots of beach trips, camping trips, etc., but I am talking about a real vacation with just the two of us, out of state.  We have been married for over 20 years and we finally decided that enough was enough and it was time. So, with another couple, we booked a Vegas vacation.  A budget-friendly one at that!  I always thought that a vacation like this would cost us thousands of dollars, but let me tell you my friends, we took the entire 5 day trip for just under $1500!  Plus, I made some really costly errors that could have saved over $100.

We have actually already scheduled and booked Vegas vacation #2 and this one looks to be even cheaper!

Here are my favorite tips and tricks for how to book a budget-friendly Vegas vacation:

Use a travel site

I have found significant savings by using travel sites such as Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, etc.  Use the package feature to save money by grouping your flights and hotels together.

Book 90 days out

I have been researching and testing it out for a while and it is true that to save the most money, you should book 90 days out.  I have found savings of nearly 50% when I book at the 90-day mark.  See my screenshot example below of Travelocity deals.  I decided to stick with the Luxor for each trip, which is a great hotel and casino.  The lower price is 90 days out, while the higher price is 114 days out.  This price is per person and as you can see it is a $150 difference between the two dates!  That means $300 in savings per couple!

Fly out on Wednesday

Wednesday flights seem to be almost always less expensive than flights on any other day of the week, so do what you can to be sure that your vacation starts on a Wednesday.

Use the tram

There are 3 trams in Vegas, all of which are free.  These trams allow you to travel throughout the strip to various casinos.  The trams run every 5-10 minutes, which means you never have to wait long. We used the tram quite a few times during our stay and loved it.  Not only was it free, but it was convenient.  Plus, we met lots of fun people while on it, including an adorable Australian couple who had just gotten married and were enjoying all of the free drinks.  Here are the tram options:

  • Bellagio Hotel/City Center/Monte Carlo Hotel tram connects the center and South Strip. This tram runs every ten minutes from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Mirage Hotel/Treasure Island Hotel tram runs every 10 minutes from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. (til 3 a.m. Fri & Sat) in the Center Strip.
  • Excalibur Hotel/Luxor Hotel/Mandalay Bay Hotel tram runs every 5 minutes from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. (til 3:00 a.m. Fri to Sun) from stations in front of these hotels.

Buy a bus pass

If you are planning on staying on the strip throughout your visit but you want to travel beyond the casinos that the tram goes to, you can buy a 3-day full access bus pass for $20.  This will get you anywhere you need to go!

Use Uber or Lyft

If you are traveling somewhere beyond the strip, you may want to give Uber or Lyft a try.  Skip the taxi though, because they are spendy!  We took an Uber from Mandalay Bay to Fremont street and it cost us like $11.  Super cheap and we rode in a sweet car which was very comfortable for us all.  Plus, if you are new to Uber, you can get a credit toward your first ride. Our friends were Uber pros, but we had never used it before, so I signed up while there and got our ride to the airport for free.

Check out Groupon

Groupon is a great way to save money throughout the country, and Vegas is no exception.  We used Groupon to save on a couple of restaurant deals to cut down on our food costs while we were there.

Don’t forget your incidentals

Okay, this is what I was telling you about.  I completely forgot our bathroom bag at home.  So we went with no toothbrushes, no toothpaste, and no razors or shaving cream.  We simply cannot go 5 days without those things so I had to buy them in Vegas.  I don’t know if you realize this or not, but this type of stuff in Vegas is not cheap.  For 2 toothbrushes, 1 tiny toothpaste, 2 single blade razors and a tiny can of shaving cream we spent over $50, I’m not even kidding about this.  I was so angry with myself.  Also, I had bought a cheap luggage set at Walmart that broke on our flight over so we had to pay $40 on a new suitcase while there (I shopped at the 3-story Ross Dress for Less for this), but had I just had a better suitcase this wouldn’t have happened.  I have since bought a nice, sturdy set for our next trip.  These little mistakes cost me nearly $100!

Buy Snacks and Drinks at Convenience Stores or Drugstores

One thing I learned from vacationing in Las Vegas is that the drinks there are not cheap.  If you plan to drink while there, consider going to the drug store (there are several Walgreens stores on the strip) and buying any drinks or snacks that you may want while there.  Many drinks cost over $20 each so I assure you, you will save money doing it this way.  You can also shop at the discount liquor store that is on the South end of the strip.  I didn’t go in there, but I hear that the deals are pretty good.

Don’t Gamble

Okay, we went to Vegas knowing that we are just not gamblers, so this probably helped us with our budget, but for the 4 of us, we spent exactly $1 gambling the entire time in Vegas.  It was me and it was only so I could say that “I gambled in Vegas” silly, right?  But hey…I did it.  To each their own, we just don’t like to give our money away, so not gambling was a huge way that we were able to save money.  There is so much to do in Vegas besides gambling.

Well, my friends, these are some of the ways that I have found to save money on a Vegas vacation!  How about you?  Have you taken a trip to Las Vegas before?  Did you spend a lot?  What ways did you find to save?

 

 

Our Visit to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

A couple of months ago, my husband and I went to Las Vegas with some friends of ours and had a blast!  Because I work with some amazing people, I was able to score some tickets to the world famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in exchange for my review of it.  I want to be very upfront with you here, I always give my honest feedback when reviewing something regardless of if I paid for it or not.

My Madame Tussauds review:

Let’s start this by saying that as a teen I used to be a celebrity junkie, I loved all things celebrity and I always knew when the latest celeb was released in wax, but I was the only one in our group that had heard of it.  This made me a little bit nervous that I had oversold this part of our trip. It turned out that I didn’t need to be stressed about it, it was actually a fun stop on our trip.  Here are my takeaways of the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum:

  • Madame Tussauds is located in The Venetian Casino in Vegas and quite honestly was not super easy to find.  Maybe that’s just part of the Vegas experience, but I had no trouble finding the other things I was looking for this trip, so I definitely feel like it could be located in a space that was a little easier to find or maybe some more signs or something.
  • The wax sculptures to me were hit and miss.  Some such as Jane Lynch, Shaq, and Mike Tyson and quite a few more were spot on, while others we were left questioning who they were (Jamie Foxx was one such sculpture).  Still, though, there were more that were great than not.
  • The Marvel SuperHeroes 4D Experience was WAY cooler than I expected it to be.  I felt like we were getting ready to watch something that my 11-year-old son would like so my hopes were not high for this, but I was quite surprised.  I walked out of there with a smile on my face.  Oh, and if you are wondering, yes, my 11-year-old would have flipped out over it!
  • The Hangover Experience was pretty cool.  It was too early in the day for us to enjoy a drink along with it, but I bet that would be pretty fun too!
  • The price is a bit steep.  While I definitely think I would visit again, I don’t think I would visit without looking for a coupon or a discounted price to get in.  I get that everything in Vegas is expensive, but I think $20 is a bit steep for the price.  If you want to go, be sure and take this $5 off coupon with you!  The coupon is valid for up to 10 people!

See what I mean about Jamie Foxx?

Save Money with These New Year’s Resolutions

Are you looking to get your financial house in order so to speak?  Are you wanting to pay off debt or put some money away in savings?  C’mon folks, I know I can’t be the only one!

I was hesitating for a bit about setting New Year’s resolutions because I don’t want to disappoint myself and I don’t want to fail.  The truth is though, I really want to make some changes in my life and I am determined to make that happen now! So, while I know that we are still a day and some change away from actual New Year’s.  I am making changes now!  If you want to join me, you too can save money with these New Year’s resolutions!

  • Learn new skills – I hate paying money for stuff that I can do myself.  Let’s get real for a second here.  My husband is a kick-ass mechanic, but he is really busy in his professional career, so for simple things like oil changes, I always pay to have them done instead of expecting him to do it on his weekends.  If I figured out how to change my oil though, I could be saving a lot of money, so I have decided to ask him for a lesson!
  • Skip the drive-through – I desperately need to get healthy.  I really do, but I also don’t need to spend money eating out because I know how much cheaper it is to eat at home.  For those that don’t know this, I have a toddler and 2 very busy big kids and sometimes I simply don’t feel like going home to cook.  I have a slow cooker and an Instant Pot and there is no reason that I can’t just prepare my food in advance.  It is healthier, cheaper and most of the time tastes better.
  • Work more – No, I don’t want you to become a workaholic, but the truth is, working a little bit harder can be the difference between being broke and thriving. I don’t know about you, but I want to thrive!  I plan to make 2019 the year of me working harder and becoming more successful.  That also means that you will be seeing a lot more of me and my posts here at Foothillsmama!
  • Use less – Is anyone else intrigued by the idea of minimalism?  I don’t have any interest in living in a tiny house, but I certainly enjoy the idea of using less stuff, my home being cleaner and clutter free and spending less money, don’t you?
  • Stop drinking – I used to party like many 20-somethings, but once I had kids in my mid-20s I cut back my drinking to very occasionally and I never over-imbibe.  Boy oh, boy did that save my budget!  Drinking is expensive!  It is certainly not a bad idea to cut back for health reasons and for money saving reasons.

Amazon Deal for Select Account Holders!

Okay, all of you early Christmas shoppers!  Right now at Amazon, I just got an offer of a $15 credit with the purchase of $50 in Amazon gift cards.  Not only is this awesome for those who are planning to buy Amazon gift cards for gifts, but it’s also a great way to save money if you shop on Amazon regularly.  Your $50 Amazon budget, just went to $65!

The promo code required is 2018AMZFAM, but again, not all customers are eligible.  But it is certainly worth checking!

How to Save Money on Halloween Candy

Okay, not trying to freak you out, but did you know that Halloween is literally only weeks away?!  That’s right y’all, WEEKS. That means that it’s time to start getting your act together and getting ready so that you aren’t doing a bunch of last minute shopping and spending way too much money. But how are you going to do that?!  Well, I’ve decided to make it easier for you and write down all of the ways that we have saved on Halloween throughout the year, so that you can take advantage of savings too!

Here are some tips on how to save big on Halloween candy:

  • Coupon.  Couponing is not dead, folks. Quite the contrary.  You can still print out coupons from your computer at home or clip them out of the Sunday paper.  More often than not though, consumers are virtually clipping coupons and adding them to their membership account at their grocery store.  All of these things can help you save big.
  • Stock up.  Yeah, I know, that’s a given since you are giving it aways to droves of children, but seriously, stock up.  Many stores offer Buy 2, Get 1 Free deals or a discount off of your total when you buy more, etc. Be sure to see if you can add these deals to any available coupons too!
  • Shop at drug stores.  Seriously, drug stores such as Rite Aid and Walgreens have the best candy coupon deals that I have ever seen.  I highly recommend shopping these stores for your halloween candy.
  • Avoid seasonal candy.  The candy you give out to kids doesn’t have to have halloween pictures on it.  Why not shop down the regular candy aisle and get the basic candy for less money?
  • Don’t give out candy. Hahaha, just kidding! I don’t want you to be the neighborhood grinch!  No need to not give out candy, just be ready for Halloween and save on the candy you do give out!

What are your favorite ways to save on Halloween candy?  I love to hear all of your ideas!

12 Creepy Cocktails for Halloween

What is your favorite holiday to celebrate?  If I’m being honest, I actually think every holiday is my favorite.  I will say though, that even as an adult, I get giddy and excited about upcoming holidays, especially Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  I love the family togetherness that comes with Thanksgiving and Christmas and I love the fun and party like atmosphere that Halloween brings with it.

I am not really a big drinker typically, but like I said, I do enjoy the party environment that Halloween brings with it and I often imbibe on Halloween. Plus, the drinks at Halloween parties are seriously the best!  I mean, look at these cocktails, how fun are they?!

Vampire Kiss Cocktail by Sugar, Spice and Glitter
Green Goblin Cocktail by Plum Crazy
Shimmering Purple Bat Cocktail by Sugar, Spice and Glitter
Love Potion #9 by Big Bears Wife
The Raven Coffee Cocktail by Amanda’s Cookin’
Hard Caramel Pumpkin Cider  by Fearless Dining
Eyeball Punch by Olivia’s Cuisine
Specimen Jar Cocktail by Shrimp Salad Circus
Spooky Sangria by Kleinworth & Co
Spooky Skull Cocktails by Pizzazerie
Black Widow Cocktail by Happy Hour Projects
Spooky Sour Fuzzy Navel by Organized Island

 

If you end up making any of these, let me know, so I can decide which drinks I will be having this year!

Why You Should be Using an Auto Seat Protector

 

If you have a little one in a Booster Seat or other car seat, you know what kind of messes can be hiding underneath those seats.  This is especially true if you haven’t moved the car seat from its position in a while.  Seriously, you will find toys, food crumbs and honestly, terrifying stuff that you can no longer even identify.  It’s truly frightening and often disgusting what you will find.  That’s why an auto seat protector is so beneficial.

We all know I have a toddler, right?  He is an extremely messy toddler who loves fries and I am that mom who lets him eat in the car, which means I have a lot of messes to clean up often. A while back though, I got an offer to try this Daffadoot Auto Seat Protector and it is awesome.  It goes under the car seat and protects my upholstery from the ground up food and mystery stains that have always come with the car seats.  It fits perfectly underneath the seat, doesn’t affect the seating position or the integrity of it since it doesn’t get in the way of the LATCH system.  Plus, it even has storage pockets on the lower part of it!  I use it to store a couple of diapers and a pack of wipes so I no longer need to have a diaper back in the car with me.  I have black upholstery so the black color of the protector doesn’t bother me at all.  Best of all though, when I recently took the car seat out to clean it, I didn’t have to clean the seat underneath it!  The auto seat protector kept it completely clean and free of yuck!

Overall I have really loved this thing and I am thinking about ordering a second one for my husband’s car (he tends to be a little more OCD than I am about the cleanliness of his vehicle, so I may give him this one and wait for a second for me now that I think about it).

If you are interested in getting an auto seat protector, Amazon currently has a 20% off coupon available, which makes it just $15!

 

Disclaimer: Okay, here’s the deal:  I was provided with this product for free in exchange for my honest opinion.  All opinions, thoughts and reviews located herein are mine and mine alone and were not influenced at all by the company or its affiliates.

Top Pumpkin Patches in Oregon

Fall is rapidly approaching my friends and you know what that means?!  ALL THINGS PUMPKIN! Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Lattes, Pumpkin scented candles and PUMPKIN PATCHES, so many pumpkin patches.  I may be biased since I live here, but I honestly think that Oregon has some of the best pumpkin patches in the entire country!

My family and I love pumpkin patches and have visited a lot of them, so I think we are kind of pros in making this list.  If you are ready to have some fall-filled fun? Here are some of the top pumpkin patches in Oregon, according to my kids and family.

  1. Roloff Farms – It’s a pumpkin patch meets Hollywood, y’all!  If you have ever watched Little People Big World on TLC, you are familiar with this family, but you might actually get a chance to see them in person if you visit Roloff Farms.  Plus, their awesome pumpkin patch features wagon tours, pony rides, Kiddy Train, Giant Sling Shots, Petting Zoo, Exotic Animals, Putt Putt Golf, Maze, Hay Pyramid, Pumpkin Catapult and more!
  2. Bauman Farms – Bauman farms is a family favorite of ours!  With a huge pumpkin picking field, several mazes (corn, straw and hay bale), tractor rides, face painting petting zoos and more this is a really fun pumpkin patch for the entire family.
  3. Heiser Farms – At Heiser Farms, you can shop for pumpkins in the field, at their farm stand or in their shop, they also offer several mazes (corn, hay bale and straw), tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted house and more!
  4. Smith Rock Ranch – If you are in Central Oregon, you just have to go to Smith Rock Ranch for your pumpkin patch experience.  Full disclosure, I have never been to this pumpkin patch, but I have a lot of friends in Central Oregon and every single one of them recommended I check it out.  They have a very elaborate Maize (see what they did there?) and each year their maize has a different theme, 2018’s theme is Cars!  It also features a pumpkin patch of course, and pumpkin cannons, harvest festivals, playground for the kids and more.
  5. Green Bridge Gardens – Green bridge gardens is an adorably quaint little pumpkin patch.  Here you will find hay slides, a corn maze and a hay maze, a tractor-pulled hayride, play tunnel for the kiddos, petting zoo, duck races and more!
  6. Airlie Hills Pumpkin Patch – Airlie Hills Pumpkin Patch was the first pumpkin patch I ever took my kids to so we revisit this one almost every year.  They have a little pedal-car tractor race track, hay slides, a grain box, petting zoo, corn maze, hay maze, pumpkin patch, strawberry patch and more!
  7. Vince Woods Farm – One of my favorite things about Vince Woods Farm is how affordable it all is.  Just $0.50 to enter the maze, $1 to enter the pumpkin forest and caboose and only $0.20 per pound for pumpkins!  In this day in age where everything costs an arm and a leg, sometimes a nice, simple, inexpensive activity can make all the difference.
  8. E.Z. Orchards – When you think of pumpkin patches, E.Z. Orchards is exactly the kind of place that you think of.  The entire place is cute.  Here you will find a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, horse-drawn hay rides, pony rides, live music, ring toss, steer roping, corn maze, hay slides and just about the best shortcake that money can buy.
  9. Sauvie Island Pumpkin Patch – The Sauvie Island Pumpkin Patch is a classic in the Portland area.  Here you will find super fun typical pumpkin patch activities such as a huge corn maize, Hay Rides, an animal barn, giant pyramid and more.
  10. Plumper Pumpkin Patch & Tree Farm – If you tend to like guided fun than the Plumper Pumpkin Patch & Tree Farm is the one for you!  You will get to take a tour of the entire farm, learning about the pumpkins and all of the farm animals.  Then you get to check out the pumpkin patch and the farm itself on your own.  While there you will find play structures for the kids, tube slides, mazes for adults and kids alike, hayrides, and you can even check out the Christmas tree farm while there!