First: A visit to a farm, an activity I highly encourage everyone to do this Fall because...
Reason #1: You get to shoot corn out of a cannon.
I'd just finished reading Ann Voskamp's (author of 1000 Gifts) blog post about shooting pumpkins out of cannon at an abandoned school bus. I didn't realize that I'd be next! ...Only with corn and targets instead of pumpkins and a school bus. But it was still lots of fun, loud, and I came closer to the target than John did!
Reason #2: You can get lost in a corn maze.
I think this needs to become an annual tradition for John and I, since two years ago I dragged him to Shuckle's Corn Maze in Nashville. The best part about getting lost in a corn maze is that my terrible sense of direction is for once a year on par with John's great navigation skills.
Reason #3: You get to cheer for a pig name Michael Squelps.
I'd never seen a pig race before, and it was very entertaining. At some points the pigs would start running the wrong direction, and halfway through they had to jump in a trough of water and swim across. On the third - and last - race, "our" pig (aka the one we were cheering for) finally won the pig race... I think his namesake gave him a leg up in the swim!
In the video below, we're cheering for the green pig!
Reason #4: You can walk through fields of flowers and pumpkin patches.
Pure fall beauty.