Your New Favorite Autumn Activity

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Fall Fun for Everyone

Visit Enchanted Acres

Who says that learning can't be fun? Not the team at Enchanted Acres. Our quaint farm in Sheffield, IA, is the perfect place to learn about agriculture first-hand. You and your family, friends or community group can visit us to feed goats, pick pumpkins and create beautiful seasonal crafts.

Every weekend during our fall season we offer workshops ranging from painting pumpkins to planting succulents. On Saturdays and Sundays, the little ones can look forward to Books in the Barn story time, complete with a themed story and activity. Learn more about our fall activities now by calling 515-371-0450.

Fun Facts about Birds and Bees, aka Pumpkin Pollinators

They say farm kids learn plenty about the birds and the bees while they’re growing up, but I was in my 40s before I fully understood the importance of bees.  When I planted my first pumpkin crop in the spring of 2012, I had no idea what I...

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Make Mom “Happy” in May

My mom says she really doesn’t need anything… or does she? While taking a walk recently, I was thinking about what I could give my mom this Mother’s Day. Then thought occurred to me, “Don’t just spend money. Spend time...

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Celebrate Earth Day in Fun Ways!

When a polluted river caught fire about 50 years ago, Americans were called to into action and vowed to take better care of our natural resources. We have been celebrating Earth Day annually on April 22 since 1970.  Why should YOU celebrate?...

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Food Brings Everyone to the Table

Who’s up for an Ice Cream Road Trip? I took one this week in celebration of spring.  During the first official week of spring, our nation recognizes the contributions of America's farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses. This...

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Each Day is Getting Warmer and Lighter… Hurray!

Although the temperatures were bitterly cold during the Polar Vortex, it also was beautiful. My friend Kristi Johnson captured these sundogs on January 28 in rural North Iowa. Who else breathed a sigh of relief when we turned the calendar from...

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Bringing communities closer

Looking for your next autumn adventure? Enchanted Acres is the place to go! You can plan something special or join one of our scheduled events. Our friendly staff is always available to help you make plans. We're an ideal spot for:

  • Bridal showers
  • Baby showers
  • Birthday parties
  • Anniversary celebrations
  • Girl Scout troop badge work
  • Boy Scout troop badge work
  • Youth group outings
  • Senior citizens outings
  • 4-H club meetings
  • Gardening club meetings
  • Mothers club meetings
  • Scrapbooking retreats
  • Quilting retreats

Get registered today to create a unique pumpkin to take home this weekend!
Bows & Buttons is our featured craft of the weekend, with offerings both Saturday & Sunday at 3 PM!