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Miller’s Farm

October 7, 2010

Yesterday some neighbourhood friends and I took the kids to Miller’s Farm in Manotick (just south of Ottawa) to play, pick pumpkins and soak up some of this gorgeous fall weather. Miller’s Farm may not be as elaborate as some of the other local farms, but it’s charming and the staff are super friendly, as is the farm dog Spencer. I’ve been there many times with my older kids, and was excited to take the wee two and our daycare friends.

Miller’s has a great play area, perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. There are giant hay barrels to climb, wagons to sit in and those classic put-your-head-through-the-hole-and-take-a-picture thingers. The kids played outside for long time, and had great fun running between the pumpkins and hamming it up for the cameras.

Next up, we all piled in the tractor drawn wagon and were pulled out to the field. The driver Frank is quite a character, amusing the kids (and the adults too) with jokes and banter. We rode out to the pumpkin patch, where you can pick your own pumpkins, and Frank picked some different kinds of corn and gave the kids a quick little lesson on types of corn and uses for the corn plant. The kids loved the wagon ride, and at only $1 per child it’s a very economical outing.

We purchased some small pumpkins to take home, as well as some delicious homemade cookies. There are lots of great homemade treats, as well as all the fresh fruit and vegetables they grow on the farm. You can buy their frozen berries year round, and they have tons of fall squash and of course pumpkins at this time of year.

If you’re looking for a fun and affordable way to spend some time in Ottawa, try Miller’s Farm. Be sure to bring your camera, there are lots of great photo ops!

Our painted mini pumpkins

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2010 1:01 pm

    Taking a little one to a pumpkin pile is so much fun! Great pics!

  2. October 7, 2010 4:51 pm

    I’ve never been here, but can’t wait to go! All your pics look awesome!

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