Monday, September 27, 2010

A is for Apple

There's a little nip in the air (after a crazy gross heat wave) and it's finally time for some fall activities!  You know I raved about Johnson's Corner Farm last year, and I couldn't wait to go back this year to try some apple picking!  Sunday was the perfect day to go...just a little nip in the air (enough to wear a little sweatshirt) but not too cold to be miserable outside.  It was just one of those morning that you sip your coffee and say "'s Faaaalllll...."

We were all pretty excited to go, but since Hunter loves saying his alphabet...he was super excited when he saw the apple trees so he could just yell "A...for APPLE!!!! A! A! A!" Oh yes he was excited. This place is cool because you have to take a hayride to the orchard so it's kind of a double event in one. He kept looking up ahead to see if we were there yet (and refused to look at the camera...grrr).  The hayride takes you past all their other fields of corn, pumpkins (in a couple weeks!!) strawberries, blueberries and peaches and he was fascinated with us telling him what each plant was.

He got really into the actual picking of the apples, even looking at them to pick just the right one. And he was so eager to go home and actually eat them! I mean, he likes apples anyway, but I think knowing that HE picked them himself made him really excited to have them! This was such a good experience because he actually got to SEE where the apples are grown and how they...come to be?  I think it's really important for kids to know where their food comes from and not just that it magically appears at the grocery store.

He "cheesed" for me!  Yay!!
We collected so many apples, that I was able to create a few nice centerpieces while they wait to be turned into delicious  apple pie pockets, applesauce (for Jagger too!) and some caramel apple cupcakes.....oh yeah! 

Look at all the fun events they have year round!  Wow!

1 comment:

  1. You have a very nice activity with your family. You're son is very smart because he wants to know where his favorite fruit came from. I love apple pie too.
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