Brimming with excitement, Brant bounced out of the car...immediately wanting to go on the departing hay ride. Scrambling to buy tickets, we hopped aboard, only to discover not only was one of my students on it, but a friend from a club as well. So much for escaping for a few hours! But we soon forgot them as the tractor started and we were off!
Raz Taz farm is a working farm, and the owner of the farm rode along, narrating the hayride though fields, around ponds and past historical farm equipment. Brant is was in heaven as we passed combines, soybeans, Frog Bottom Pond (there's a story with that name) and lots and LOTS of tractors. The farmer educated us on crops grown in NC, the Piedmont, and why it's important to buy local, specifically, "It's Gotta Be NC."
|Looking where we've been, around Raz Taz farm.|
|Frog Bottom Pond (to the right) in a field of soybeans.|
|Brant had corn in his pockets when he came home!|
|Way up high on the hay bales|
|Look at my cute boys!|
|Having fun with Daddy in the tunnels|
|Loving crawling through|
|Brant's favorite, the hay tractor.|
|You are now entering the maze.|
|Looking through towards the rest of the farm|
|Mommy and Brant, in a rare blog appearance. I'm usually behind the camera!|
|Smiles as we made it out!|