Friday, October 10, 2014
Field Trip Friday: Apple Hill
Last week, my mom and I took the kids to Apple Hill to celebrate the changing of the seasons. Since Paul was taking Luke to a neurologist appointment, we had to be back in time for afternoon carpool, so we only had enough time to visit 3 of the many farms up there.
At Abel's Acres, Hannah got to ride a horse again. She'd just been saying a few weeks ago she wished she could ride a horse.
I reminded her that she had ridden a horse before, and it was actually at this very same farm, so it was kind of cool that she got to do it again here.
Katie loves buses, so we had to get a picture with the bus prop.
Then at High Hill, we visited the trout pond and fed kibble to the ducks. We walked over to the candy shop behind High Hill and Jack and the girls got little cups of candy for the ride home, and I got dark chocolate honeycomb, which had to be put in the fridge for a bit by the time we got back.
The girls got lots of compliments on their candy corn dresses.
I had planned on getting pumpkins, but that never quite happened. Ah, well. We'll get those when we go to Fog Willow later this month.
My mom and I with the little girls. Katie was having none of this sun in the eyes business.
That's better. It wasn't until we were on the hay ride that I looked over and realized... Her leggings are navy blue. I thought I'd grabbed black, but with the soft green light in the panda room that morning, I pulled out navy blue instead. We decided she's cute enough to get away with just about anything, fashion wise.
Jack Jack did NOT sit up there once we started moving.
Photographic evidence that Josiah was with us.
And look! Even me! The hay ride was fun and educational. We learned that trees can bear 2 or 3 different types of apples, if they've been grafted, and we got to see Arkansas Black apples. We learned that apples will keep up to a year in cold storage (35*) and that the fallen apples do NOT get picked up because of animal contamination.
After the hay ride, we did a spot of shopping (apple donuts, apples) and then headed to Rainbow.
Jack looked like another pumpkin in this group of pumpkins. We got apple cider and pear butter here.
It was a lovely day, warm and sunny, with just enough breeze to keep it from being unbearable. It was nice to have Grammy for a visit, and we all had a great time, despite Jack's funny face above.
Thanks for clicking for us!