Z had a game this past Saturday in Etowah. Since Etowah is located near Athens, where the Mayfield Dairy Corn Maze is located, we made a day of the time away from home.
This is an aerial view of the maze, it's ......awesome. Going to a corn maze in the fall is the epitome of southern fun, I swear.
CB questions everything.
CB- May why does that cow have milk dripping out of his belly?
M- CB, that's the cows boobies.
CB to Skylar telling a secret - Sky, see those white drippy things?...that's cow boobies.....
Sky - Cole.......shut up.
Included in the ticket is a hayride through the farm. Which was awesome, we got to see some guys planting strawberries. It was quite eye opening to see. My photos didn't come out clearly, cause I am an idiot with my camera on the wrong setting. It amounts to a tractor like machine driven by a man with two guys sitting close the ground on both sides of the machine. They are plucking ground with some tool and slamming plants into the holes at a speed that astonished me. I cannot think how many strawberry plants they could plant in a day at that rate. If the hay ride was for only that reason, I felt a little more educated on strawberry farming. I wondered what those guys got paid for such a tedious job. Plus I have had problems with hemorrhoids for about a week and a half now and all that sitting they were doing ....uuuhh I had to shake it off.
T M I fact #1 (too much information)
Also included in admission is:
* Hillbilly Pig Races
This again........southern......kids chasing around pigs with names like "Lee Ann Porkrines" "Squealy Nelson" " Justin Tenderloin" " Pig Diddy" " Clay Bacon"
* Tractor Tire Mountain, Cole loved it!
* Sand Box made with black sunflower birdseed & a separate sand box filled with corn kernels, Cole loved it. He & Sky both left with shoes full of corn and sunflower seeds
* Haybale Mountain, Cole Loved it. Run around on top of the hay bales jump in the hay filled center. Sky jumped in and held her nose.
* "Educational Silos" - cool to look at...I felt no more educated on silos when I left the dairy
Sky and Cole bringing up the rear.
The last check point before heading to the exiting path
...still on the exiting path.....I decided to take a few last photos and lost sight of my people....
....so I started to panic about getting lost here at the last hour and decided to run and catch up.....
Z is hiding around the corner a bit, tucked into the corn where I can't see him..... waiting on me....waiting on me...waiting.....
I pee in my pants.
T M I fact #2
Z is laughing his butt off. I want to laugh but I am having to dig as deep as I can into my hold it, hold it, hold it, cross you legs, files in my mind as I can....
He is still laughing and now realizing I am now going to kill him and running. I get my bladder together and determine to choke him, but as soon as I move my bladder forgets that I have just reprimanded it and I must stop and cross legs again. My mind confirms to me a GYN visit is inevitable.
From far away Z is laughing and saying, "I'm sorry mom, I'm sorry mom, it's just so funny...I didn't mean to make you pee yer pants, it's just so funny though."
My other peeps think this funny too and recreate my screaming horror hold the pee stance.
A- Z! You are yelling that I peed my pants at the corn maze! (...I figured since peeps in Athens knew, I might as well blog about it)
We get out of the maze. I go to the bathroom and try to make "lemonade with my lemons." My people relay they will meet me at the car and are gonna have a snack before hitting the road home.
Cole makes friend with a donkey. He LOVES the donkey and wants to take it home.
D- Here CB, feed the donkey some apple.
He does and then a little more.
CB - eeeww, what's that thing on his belly?
A- CB that's his goober.
CB - eeeww gross
I swear the donkey became overly grateful, if you know what I mean, by the apple feeding.
T M I fact #3
CB- MOM!! The Donkey! LOOK! MOMMA! He has a stick growing out of his belly, I didn't notice donkeys had sticks on their bellies.
A - Ugh, What????
M- Sick!! Disgusting!! Gross!! I am outta here.....
Z- Good Lord! He doesn't even need to hike his leg to pee!
D- I can't eat over here, we have to leave that's just.....disturbing, Good God.....those must have been some good apples.
A- ....no wonder he's "ridin solo."
CB- I don't want to leave the donkey!! He's so cute and soft..... I want to stay, I don't want to leave the farm yet.
We are all just about into the car and exhausted. Cole can still see the donkey while I am buckling him into his car seat.
CB - Momma, where did his stick go?
A- Cole, I don't know, gosh.....
This concludes our "educational" tour of the dairy.
**We did not feed this animal Pringles BTW