You can also plant cold hardy herbs during the fall, such as mint, lavender, thyme, and sage. These herbs will not only add color and fullness to your garden, but they can be harvested for seasoning fall dishes, tea, baked goods, and even hanging around your home for some DIY aromatherapy.
Finally, if you are looking for rich, vibrant color, pick up a few pumpkins, seasonal corn stalks, or yellow hay bales. These fall favorites are a sure way to add beauty and variety to your garden, patio, front porch, and other outdoor spaces. You can also pick up a carving kit or two and turn your pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns with the kids- or just with a friend! No one said adults can’t spend an afternoon carving pumpkins.
Finally, in our Farmers Market, the petting zoo is once again open for children of all ages. There are many benefits to your child or your children when you take them to a petting zoo for the first time. A zoo of this kind can have a variety of different animals that are usually hand raised and very gentle. In a petting zoo, you may find baby animals like goats, chickens, burros, lambs, and often-small baby calves as well. Touching an animal is new and exciting to a child and you can watch as your child finds his or her favorite animal.
Our Petting Zoo is designed for small children and pre-teens to have a wonderful experience especially if your child lives in a city situation. The petting zoos give the parents the opportunity to expose their children to the animals and let the children have fun. The children can pet all the animals and feed the animals by hand as well. To a small child who has never seen these creatures before this is fun, new and exciting all at the same time.
One animal in particular at the petting zoo will fascinate your child. Touching the animals at the petting zoo is a benefit to your child as well. The animals have a different texture to their hair and skin. The different textures will be a new experience to your child. You child will also gain knowledge of the different kinds of animals at the petting zoo. One of the other benefits to your child is the zoo allows your child to hear the different sounds around him or her. The animals make quite different sounds. This will be unlike anything he or she has ever experienced.