Hay is not in fact for horses. It seems its actually for riding on hayrides. After tricking Fran into thinking there was a “free shuttle” after a “short subway ride” – Kait, Fran & I arrived at Queens County Farm this weekend. I will disclaimer this post by saying that Fran was a good sport, his failed attempts at coping with the day led to some unfortunate moments with him but he decided to play along anyhow.
We strolled up to Queens County Farm and were greeted by actual fall foliage and the smell of roasting corn and apple cider.
We stepped into the general store before going forward so we could look at all the beeswax candles, candy and knick knacks which, let’s face it, are my favorite.
There were also some delicious veggies outside, sadly I did not carry them home….
Most importantly we went to the corn maze. Fran decided to make the excursion bare-able by insisting on competing against Kait and I and staking an all you can eat sushi dinner. Note, we staked each buying him dinner and he staked buying us two dinners.
Before going any further we were sat down for a “stalk talk” by literally the most enthusiastic employee ever. We were told not to run which we tried our best to abide by as well as not smoking which would seem like common sense. Our guide warned us smoking was a bad idea – she didn’t want “popcorn”. Anyhow – there were nine map pieces hidden as well as answers to a crossword puzzle that we had to pick up in order to complete the map before emerging victorious.
Fortunately there was a microphone and a man when we got to the bridge so we were able to give a “You’re a loser shout out to the whole maze”
And Fran lost, like this:
So after that it was definitely time for lunch. We skipped the hot dogs and such but were lured in by the gourmet grilled cheese truck. They made their own diet coke as well as other fancy sodas.
Then we took a little hayride since we picked a $14 package that included the corn maze, a pumpkin, hayride AND feeding the animals.
Then we fed some of the animals:
Then at the end of the day we were rewarded with cherry pie and fresh apple cider. There were hot and cold options mmm