We took our first trip of the year to the apple orchard this week! I’d like to go back a few more times, but we have so many apples already!! We went with Elizabeth and Alistair and had a wonderful time. We ran through the corn maze, picked golden raspberries, apples, and blueberries.
When I say “we” I really mean “they” ran through the corn maze while Elizabeth and I moseyed behind, chatting and occasionally regrouping the kids. Alistair looks like he’s yelling his corn maze battle cry! (I wish I could harness his energy!)
Fortunately Lex took care of reading the clues so we weren’t lost in there forever!
Alistair says, “what’s the point of a corn maze if we can’t pick the corn?!”
Eve says, “well… if he picked corn …”
I say, “You’re not supposed to pick the corn! But… since you already did let me take a picture.” :)
Lex waving to the tractor driver hauling pumpkins.
Lex’s picking method was to fill all of his pockets as full as possible before coming back to the bags. I love his efficiency.
We broke a few rules that day. He’s so cute though! A little monkey in an apple tree.
This year we got a wagon. I learned my lesson from last year, hauling apples all the way down the hill.
While I paid for our goods, the kids decided to see how much the pumpkins weighed – altogether.
Eve helped bring the apples to the car. Strong girl!
Yesterday I made apple pie and triple berry jam. We had lots of black raspberries in the freezer from our back yard so I added those to the golden raspberries and blueberries we picked at the orchard. It came out great!
Wait, don’t cut it yet! I almost forgot to take a picture!