A Tiger by the Tail at Billings Farm and Museum in Vermont

Wendy and I will miss young William Porter Hopkins’ first foray into the world of Trick or Treating, the resulting sugar high and the inevitable meltdown this weekend. But we were lucky enough to spend some time with him in costume at the annual Halloween celebration at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock, Vt.

The day-long celebration featured a working cider press, pumpkin ice-cream making (both off the charts yummie!) doughnuts hanging from a tree, pumpkin bowling, horse-drawn wagon rides, and up-close visits with chickens, sheep, cows and horses. If you’re ever in the neighborhood, you owe it to yourself to stop by, especially if you have a kid in tow.

Here are some photos of the action.

Grinding apples to make cider.
A beanbag toss toward a cut-out clown face.
Doughnut on a string (Supposed to be no hands…)
And the classic tiger in a mess of pumpkins shot.
Tomorrow, we will be treated to some valuable trick or treat etiquette lessons from our friends out west – Elle and Maggie. So stay tuned!

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