Monday, September 30

A Day at the Apple Orchard...







It was a gorgeous day to go to the apple orchard!  We've gone several Septembers in a row since Sugar Plum was tiny and every year it gets better!  This was the quietest it has ever been at this orchard (normally we go on a Saturday in September).  When we arrived, we spent some time just watching the farm waking up for the day.  There was the smell of apple cider doughnuts frying, the bustle of the workers (many of them Amish) getting all of the produce set out, and a chill in the air.  We were given a ride to the apple trees on a wagon pulled by a tractor (a huge thrill for these little people in my life!) and picked about half a bushel.  Once we finished picking (why does apple picking go so quickly?) we spent some time at the little Fall Festival area where they had hay bale mazes, John Deere trikes to ride, water pump rubber duck races, a deer corn pit for playing in, and zip lines to ride.  We had lunch and headed for home and my little trio conked out on the ride home.  We'll have a quiet afternoon before church tonight (for The Protection of the Mother of God)...  maybe I'll even get a cup of tea and one of those cider doughnuts!

3 comments:

Michelle M. said...

That is beautiful! I hope we'll be able to make it to the orchard this season, but definitely not before the baby is born.

Angela K said...

We went picking this past Friday. It was a beautiful day. Don't you just LOVE the way the orchard smells of apples? It is something I look forward to all year. Your day sounds wonderful.

The Barn Swallow said...

We are fixing to get ready to go apple hunting this weekend, so looking forward to it with the family. Thanks for sharing, great pictures

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