Friday, April 7, 2017

Yesterland Farms {Canton}


We had a field trip with some friends to Yesterland Farm in Canton.  This was our first time to visit and we had a great time!


It is such a cute place to visit and there are so many fun things to do!



Fort Yesterland is a roller coaster ride.  I started to ride it with Rachel but she backed out at the last minute.  Nicholas had fun though.


Everyone had fun at the Rubber Duck Races.  They had to pump water into the tubes to shoot their duck across to the other side.


It was actually fun to just play with the water pumps!


I think Nicholas might be getting too big for the Yesterland Express train ride!


Rachel had fun though.


There are two petting zoo areas.  We looked at geese and turkeys in this pen.


There is animal food pellets available in vending machines for a quarter.  Rachel fed several animals.



This piggy looks a little grumpy that he didn't get any food before she ran out.


We found a bigger train ride that even adults could fit in.


It made a nice little trek through the woods.


We visited Bunnyville.  I loved the bunnies sleeping in front of the "Hare Salon - the Best Fluff and Puff in Town".


The Super Slide was a huge hit!  3 big slides that you ride down on a burlap sack!


Most of the kids tried to race each other to see who could get to the bottom of the slides first.



We found the second petting zoo.  Rachel loved on this sweet piggy for a while.


The goats were given some fresh hay while we were there.  It was funny watching them dig in!


There are little whimsical things like this piggy planter all over the property.


Rachel played on the swan rockers.


We took a picture on the giant Yesterland Farm chair.  This was only about half our of group but we filled the chair up!


My sweeties still look little in this chair!


Rachel had not wanted to ride the Yesterland Fort roller coaster but I was able to talk her into riding the Santa's Runaway Sleigh coaster.


There really wasn't much to it at all.


She smiled once she realized it wasn't scary. 


Next we did some Gem Mining.  There are many options for the material you sluice through.  Seashells and Shark Teeth, Fossils, Emerald and Ruby, or just three different sizes of random treasures. 


Our field trip price covered the small bag of random treasures.  They filled up a little bucket like this for each child.


The each bucket was dumped into a sluice tray.


These kids were anxious to start cleaning their material to see what treasures they had waiting for them.


They lowered their trays and let some of the water below wash away the sand material.


Then they started looking at what was left in their trays.


They found some really need minerals including this big piece of quartz.


One of the staff was knowledgeable about geology and he was great at helping the children identify their rocks.


There were lots of "ooohs" and "aaahs" and everyone looked at each other's finds.


It was so much fun that we decided to do it again.  Each kiddo got an Emerald and Ruby bag to sluice.  Here is how the material looked when it first got dumped in the tray.


Now the tray is lowered into the water and the rocks start appearing like magic.


Wow!  There are so cool things in there!  Arrowhead, aquamarine, tiger's eye, shark tooth, and more!


Whew!  We've had a lot of fun.  Time to rest a bit before hitting to road back home.


On the way back home, we stopped at Dairy Palace with our friends to enjoy some delicious ice cream.  What a perfect way to top off an awesome day!


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