October 22, 2017

Wandering through a Corn Maze

One of my favorite fall activities is going with friends to a local farm to pick some pumpkins, get lost in a corn maze, and watch the sunset. This past Saturday, my college residence assistants invited everyone on our hall to do just that at Yoder’s Farm!

I'm all the way on the right end ;)

It was pleasant to see families and their young children picking out their favorite pumpkins and riding the hay wagon around the farm. We spent some time taking pictures in front of the corn stalks since they were the perfect backdrop.

The sun started to set under the clouds producing bright hues of orange and gold that slowly turned into soft hues of pink and purple. It was a dreamy sight to take in.

After taking more than enough pictures, all of us split up into groups to start the corn maze. At first, everyone in my group was lively and motivated to finish. But eventually, we reached enough dead ends to make us feel like a group of lost sheep. Isn’t that the way every first attempt at a corn maze goes?

Once we finally reached the "Congratulations!" sign and passed through the exit, I was surprised to find that mostly everyone in our group was set on going through the maze again! Apparently, they wanted to take on the challenge of going through the maze in the pitch dark. As you may have predicted, I respectfully declined to join in since my legs had done enough walking for the day, and I was not in the mood to blindly walk into corn stalks lol!

What a peculiar pumpkin!

Under the main tent, there were homemade jams and butters being sold as well as pumpkins, squashes, and gourds of all different shapes and sizes on display. One of the groups of squashes was labelled Blue Hubbard and was described as being perfect for baking, pies, and soups because of its sweetness. If I ever decide to bake a pie during the fall season, I will definitely keep that type of squash in mind!

I couldn’t leave the farm without collecting a couple of gourds, so I settled on a cute, circular white one and a slightly larger orange and green-splattered one. They’ve added the perfect festive touch to the desk in my dorm!

All in all, I’m happy that I decided to join the girls on my hall for a fun, laid-back evening at the farm. It was refreshing to chat with some of them about life and discuss our unique college experiences so far. What a perfect way to get into the reflective fall spirit over the weekend!

If you’re interested, click here to read about my family pumpkin-picking trip back home in New Jersey from last October. I also edited a short montage of our fun evening with soothing acoustic guitar music in the background:

What are your favorite fall activities to do during this time of year? Is pumpkin-picking with friends and family a fun tradition for you as well? Let me know in the comments below!


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