So, we load up the car with the wagon and the dvd player, hoping the kids will sleep on the way up-HA! When we got there, it was PACKED. We went to the counter to pre-pay for what we would pick (accidentally cutting in front of about 12 families-oops)-and I asked Mrs. Apple Lady for one of the long hooks to get the high up apples and she looked at me apologetically and said there were no apples on the trees. We would just be able to pick them out of the big BOX. What?????
So, here are our beautiful, getting out in nature, teaching our kids that food comes from trees and not Publix, apple picking pictures....
Some other things we saw around the farm...
Sweet baby chickens
Oddly shaped pumpkins...
The hayride not taken (we had just been on one a few days before, and hay is really prickly!)
Sad, naked apples trees (apparently the extreme heat of August, paired with too little rain-made the apples fall early this year). I'm pretty convinced that the apples we ahem, picked, came straight from the grocery store. But we had fun!
If a fun trip is measured by the speed the monsters fall asleep in the car-this one was a 10. They didn't even make it back to the highway for home.
Also seen in our house, courtesy of Niven's apple farm's huge box o' apples,
caramel apples on Halloween, an apple crumb pie (so, so good), sauteed apples at dinner one night (and maybe for dessert with ice cream on top after the littles went to sleep), apple bread, and a big apple pancake. There were probably a few more, but I can't remember.
Want some irony? The monsters haven't eaten a single one whole. These kids that would walk around munching apples all day long, have not wanted a single one that they "picked". Monsters indeed.