Focus on Youth: ‘Tis the pumpkin spice season

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Every season has its own charm, and autumn is no exception. Watching colorful leaves float down from trees is surely a beautiful sight.

This month, I interviewed 6th grader Kylie about her favorite fall activities, fall traditions, and her favorite farm — Stocker Farms.

Her favorite traditions include baking, carving pumpkins and even creating her own Halloween costume! Kylie especially loves carving pumpkins with her family. One year she carved a haunted house, but her proudest carving was of a cupcake! She also enjoys painting pumpkins and loves to search for big orange pumpkins and little white pumpkins.

Some years Kylie has created her own costumes! She uses paint, fabric, and any other creative material she can find. She is most proud of her deer costume that featured antlers made from twigs she found. If you feel like getting creative like Kylie and make your own costume, you can check out ideas on Michael’s website:

Speaking of baking, Kylie loves making her favorite cookie, the snickerdoodle, and during the Fall season she likes to bake pumpkin pie. And so wouldn’t you know it, I found a pumpkin-snickerdoodle cookie recipe to combine the flavors of both! Check this yummy recipe out from Food Network:

Now let’s talk about Kylie’s favorite farm to visit: Stocker Farms is quite a popular farm, located in Snohomish. It includes various activities that will keep you busy for hours! You can enjoy hayrides, tricycle races, a bouncy pad, corn mazes and many other activities! Attention selfie lovers, this place is dangerous! Their signature spot to take photos is in their pumpkin barn! Learn more about this farm here:

Thanks for reading, hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of this fall season! Now, I’m off to make those delicious cookies …