The Kids' First Apple Picking Experience!
It's Apple Week at Anna's school so I thought it was the perfect time to take the family apple picking. The entire week, I hoped the forecast would be wrong about the impending rain, but it ended up raining hard on Saturday, throughout the night. I was worried that the ground would be muddy for our early Sunday outing, but it wasn't at all. On top of that, the weather was perfect - sunny and cool. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day! We went back to the same farm where we strawberry-picked in June and had a great time!
We used a wheelbarrow to wheel the kids to the orchards.... (Thank goodness for it because the orchards were just-a-little-bit-too-far for the kids to walk and it would had been difficult to carry the kids and a barrel of apples.)
and it wasn't long before we saw TONS of big round apples.
I was happily surprised at how easily accessible the apples were for the kids. They could just walk up and pick on their own. No assistance required. It was perfect.
Anna was in love with picking apples...we had to tell her to stop because, well, they were sold by the pound. In all, we picked $20 worth of apples.
Will and I shared an apple. It was super crunchy and sweet.
Besides the apples, Will really liked paying visits to the chickens, goats, and little piglets.
It took a lot of convincing, but the kids ended up having a blast jumping on the pile of haystack. Their first!
I really like Homestead Farm for apple picking (and strawberry picking too). There were lots of families and kids running around, but we never felt crowded. In fact, while we picked the apples, we hardly saw anyone and felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. The farm is beautiful on its own and has plenty to see and do. Overall, it was wonderful to be outdoors and enjoy the crisp fall air!