Georgia grown

Hello! Happy Monday! I hope you’re enjoying the morning and had a lovely weekend. How did turning the clocks back go for you? I had a feeling the girls would be up early, but we ended up sleeping until 8, which is really like 9. WINNER. What did you do this weekend? I’m sending huge congrats to all of my friends who ran the New York City Marathon! I hope you enjoyed some amazing R&R after the race.

Georgia grown

I’ve been wanting to share some pics from a recent family adventure: we hit up the farm at Raisin’ Cane. We had no idea what to expect, but many friends had said they loved it, so we packed up the crew to check it out. It was a quick drive, and before we knew it, we were walking around a giant farm.

Raisin' Cane

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Raisin’ Cane is considered agritourism: it’s a real working farm that you can visit and see the animals and crops. They host a variety of holiday and fall-themed activities, which makes this time of year even more fun here in V-town. When we drove up, we were surprised by the vastness of the property. They had a huge general store with toys, BBQ, casseroles to take home, and so many delectable-looking desserts, plus a playground, giant corn maze, hay rides, and barns.

Animals on the farm

We loved walking around the property, especially since so many of the animals were out and about.

P checking out the ducks

We got to see horses, goats, the sweetest cow named Darla, chickens, geese, and a baby pig named Pickles. 

Liv petting pickles the pig

Add “pig” to the list of constant new pet requests from the girls.

Oh, and “horse,” too.

Liv with Hammer the horse

We rode the hayride and had the opportunity to check out the satsumas and cucumbers, and see the beehives.

family selfie at the farm

The girls and the Pilot enjoyed some BBQ – I ate a lot of French fries, and they were SO good and fresh – and played outside. They had cute little miniature barns for the kids to play in, and each one had a different theme. There was a candy shop, a stable, church, house, and another enclosure filled with dried corn kernels for them to dig. (Georgia problems: going home and finding corn kernels in your shoes haha.)

the girls digging in corn

They also explored the playground area, which had a climbing structure, digging area with shovels, and giant tires for the kids to jump on and crawl under. There were so many options for them to use imaginative play, and I know we’ll be back soon. The property was beautiful, and everyone who worked there was wonderful. They were so quick to share tidbits about each of the animals, plus little stories about the history of the farm.

sunset at Raisin' Cane Valdosta

As far as the weekend goes, it was a nice low-key one. I tackled a massive project and packed up all of the girls’ summer clothes and brought out the fall stuff, and caught a challenging, sweaty yoga class.

Yoga Central

Hope you had a great weekend, too!

xoxo

Gina

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9 Comments

  1. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on November 6, 2017 at 8:52 am

    We just got back from Rocky Point. It was such a fun weekend! Much needed relaxation and now back to the grind this week.

  2. Katie on November 6, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Have you ever seen Parks and Recreation? That horse looks just like Lil’ Sebastian. So cute!

  3. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups on November 6, 2017 at 10:35 am

    What a fun weekend, we went to a petting zoo over the weekend and my three year old was all about the animals.

  4. Christina @ montessoriishmom.com on November 6, 2017 at 11:05 am

    This sounds so fun! I need to find something like that around here, my son would love it 🙂

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      yes, it was a blast! hope you had a great weekend, too

  5. Janice on November 6, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    I think I would love to visit a place like that. For many years my husband has wanted a pet cow…and I’m kinda down with that idea. Except we live in a suburban neighborhood so probably not going to happen. :/

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      haha! i would LOVE a cow.

  6. Bethany on November 6, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    awe….what a great fall weekend!

  7. Juliana on November 6, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Omg that mini horse looks like Lil Sebastian from parks and rec…

    You should totally get one 😉

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