My parents, sister and I went to Aldor Acres with Everly the other afternoon. It is a local, family run farm tucked away in Fort Langley. You’d think I’d be done with going to farms and pumpkin patches. Not yet. I was a bit bummed that my Dad and sister could not make it when we went to the one in Abbotsford, so we made a plan to go to another one, on another day. Thus this family outing.
If you go there, Monday to Thursday, and from 3-5pm, it is $5 to get in. The owners of the farm also highly suggest coming during the work week after 2pm as it is a whole lot less crowded and busy. Going when we did is a great deal if you are looking for something last minute to do, and your kids love adventuring around a farm. I ended up leaving early to get there so that Everly could have her afternoon nap in the car, surprisingly that worked really well. I took lots of photos, and actually got a lot of video this time going to the farm and pumpkin patch. So my apologies now for photo overload.
I always enjoy coming to this farm because there are so many animals there. You are welcome to pet them, or with little animals such as the baby chicks or bunnies you are also welcome to pick them up and hold them. There are wash stations just outside of the barns, and there is a washroom area too where you can wash your hands after being in the petting zoo areas.
Everly loved going into the area where all the bunnies were, she was very gentle when I helped her pet the bunny. It was so cute, the one bunny turned around to face her once she started to pet it. There are two mini ponies there, and one had the most amazing eyes, each eye was a different colour! My favourite is always the baby piglets. The ones there on this visit were only 4 days old, and all cuddled under the heat lamp to stay nice and warm.
Going on a hay ride always brings back a flood of memories from when I was in preschool and elementary school and all the times I went to a farm or a pumpkin patch for a field trip. I hope it will be something that Everly will have as a fond memory, this will be something we do each fall if we are able to. Everly also got her first pumpkin this trip. For pricing, you pick your pumpkin and they place it in this wood form where prices are marked off, you slide your pumpkin in and where it gets logged near whatever number is the price. You can buy bigger pumpkins for a lower price in store, but this does directly support a local farm. We were treated to farmer Albert driving the tractor, this was special because we got to learn a little bit more about the farm and the area surrounding it.
This is the 4th time, I think, that I have been to Aldo Acres, and it was the first time that I got to see the goat parade back to the barn. It was a sight to see, all these goats running down the road to head back to the barn for the night. We all got stuck in the middle of the parade as we were not warned that they would be coming our way. Everly sure seemed to like seeing the goats all rush past her.
We finished off our visit with a peek inside their little store area. Previous visits at this time of year we have bought jams, and sausage. This time I got Everly some new teething toys. She loved the tiny little gourds. She put one in each hand and would not let them go, after she started chewing on them, I definitely was not leaving without them. The lady working at the store also very kindly let me pick one more little gourd or pumpkin for free. So now I have some very cute gourds to add to our fall decorations. The whole car ride home Everly did not let her little gourds out of her hands. It was the cutest thing to see.