Pumpkin-pickin’ season in full swing at Pomeroy Farm

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Pomeroy House

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Pumpkin-hunting on a sunny Sunday seemed a capital idea. And why not head to the Pomeroy Living History Farm, reasoned many Clark County families.The farm at 20902 N.E. Lucia Falls Road near Yacolt opened its milelong Pumpkin Lane hay rides featuring more than 90 characters, most with pumpkin heads, over the weekend.

The farm is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays every weekend in October. Online, it's at pomeroyfarm.org.

Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children 3 to 11, and free for youngsters 2 and younger.

Pumpkins cost anywhere from $1 to $8.

The farm hosts an estimated 4,000 grade-schoolers each year, said Bob Brink, executive director of the 677-acre Pomeroy family farm, which has about 500 acres in timber. Those students, Brink said, "Churn butter, grind coffee, feed the animals, grind corn." There are two pigs, two goats, a flock of chickens, a sheep and a horse for youngsters to admire.

The farm also is known for its teas, weddings and other events.

This year, the six-bedroom historic log house is open for tours.