Each year at harvest time, our family likes to celebrate the Earth's bounty by going to a farm or orchard. Usually this involves some kind of pick-your-own activity, but since we were not living in our own house and had limited space, we needed to find some other kind of farm activity. Fortunately, the Kranz Hill Farm decided to hold a very small, but delightful festival. I have to say that this farm was unlike any other that I have been on, but perhaps this is due to the fact that the main goal of the farm is to reconnect people with the land rather than produce a lot of food. In any case, this free event featured a magic show, an aerial act, juggling, face painting, a play area and a very cool bamboo forest.
Sir Talks A Lot got into the spirit of the event and got his face painted. We were never quite sure whether or not he was supposed to be an owl or some kind of shaggy goat man, but he looks awesome.
Under the apple tree
Two little kittens who never had mittens
The boys looking puckish
There were all kinds of tiny visual gems around the farm.
One of the things I love about children is how pure and unjaded they are. The farm festival featured a magician who assured the kids that his job was to trick them by creating illusions. All of the children were completely enthralled.
This poor woman's aerial act was complicated by a sudden surge of wind and storm. In spite of being tossed about, she kept her composure and performed some lovely acrobatic movements.
There were points during this man's act where I was convinced that it would all end quite badly. Sir Talks A Lot was so nervous that he had to walk away a few times. Meanwhile, Lady Chatterly and her kitten girlfriends found playing in the dirt way more interesting.
Watching magic happen -- the real magic is in the faces of the kids