Holland America Bulb Farms

This morning I decided to make a somewhat spur of the moment trip to visit the tulip farm in Woodland, WA. I had never visited it before, but after checking out their Facebook page and website, it looked like a fun outing and the perfect place for some spring pictures of the kids.

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When we arrived, we stopped in at the gift shop to make sure we found the correct field for picking. All of the staff that we met were incredibly kind and helpful. They directed us to the u-pick field where the flowers are only 50 cents a stem! They even have an “honor box” out in the field that you can put your money in if you don’t want to stop back in the gift shop.

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They were preparing the fields to be ready for Easter and the upcoming Tulip Festival, but as you can see, with all the spring rain we’ve been having lately, Connor managed to find a row full of water to play in! Most of the rows were actually quite dry and I was just fine walking around in tennis shoes.

Jenna loved getting to pick the flowers and was more than happy to let me take pictures of her. Connor on the other hand…

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Laying down in a muddy field of grass. Boys!

The weather was overcast and a bit threatening while we were there, so we got to hear them shooting the hail cannon which scared Connor a little bit. I think he was pretending he died out in the field from the cannon. Not quite how it works little man! The staff at the gift shop had a nifty little handout that explained how the cannon does work and we studied it for our science lesson today.

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I’m glad we came on a weekday because there were only a handful of other visitors and it made it a lot easier to take pictures (when both kids would cooperate). The kids loved it and were already asking to go back again. We really had a fantastic time and I recommend stopping by if you’re in the area!

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