When people think of Hawaii, no one thinks….farmland. What comes to mind? Ocean, Beaches, Palm Trees, right? Well, there is more to Hawaii than what the tourist industry advertises. There are farms. And lots of agriculture. We love to take pride in our land and what it provides to us. It’s in Hawaiian culture to cherish, and cultivate the land, so that it provides good food, shelter, and anything else we may need. Waimanalo Country Farms offer so much good scenery and an all time good, country feeling!
Today we went to visit the pumpkin patch with Cole’s preschool, and it was a great day! We started off with a walk through the farm, and waiting in line for the hayride (video in next post). Afterward, we dashed to the pumpkin patch to pick out two perfect pumpkins!
Next came the petting zoo. They have goats, donkeys, cows, turkeys, quail, bunnies, tortoises, geese, and even baby chicks! There were also TWO Llamas! You could purchase hay for $1 and feed the animals, which Cole thoroughly enjoyed! He was a little afraid at first, but then quickly got the hang of it and didn’t want to stop. Note: when visiting, please don’t take hay off the ground to feed to the animals, because it could get them sick.
Cole especially liked the tortoises, and I think it was because he was very close to the fence, and they were not trying too hard to snatch food from his hands.
After the petting zoo, we washed our hands, and then it was time for lunch! Cole had a ham and cheese sandwich, while Alan and I had some chicken and rice. We also got some homemade lemonade that they sell at the farm, and it was delicious!
All in all, it was a great visit, and the farm is just what a farm should be, smelly, dirty, and completely wonderful! Highly recommend a visit to the Waimanalo Country Farms when you are in Hawaii.
See pics below of our day!