First we went apple picking.
The main apples available for picking were Pink Ladys, so I told the girls to look for ones that were as pinkish as possible.
We met another couple of families there from our parish and one mom kindly offered to take a group shot of us, which was especially nice as it is actually the first picture I have of ALL five of us.
Cecilia has been asking and asking recently to see a ladybug. I know she has seen them before but since when would such a small fact be of importance? Fortunately, and amazingly considering how late in the year it is and how chilly it has been lately, we found one on one of the apples. The girls admired it until the little bug flew off.
Daddy was especially helpful in reaching the higher ones.
I told the girls they had to put the apples in the basket very gently. A few still got thrown but for the most part they were very careful. Don't want to bruise the apples now.
It was not a tiny orchard and look at all those apples!
Cecilia and Felicity practiced turning and twisting the apples before pulling them and they came off quite easily.
We filled one basket with apples and bought almost $30 worth of delicious apples. You can see a bee on the apple to the far right. Bees were a problem. It had been quite cool for several days before and yet today it got up to 80 which sent the bees out and about in quite a flurry.
Felicity was even able to help twist and pick apples that were hanging lower. We just had to keep her from trying to take bites of each one.
They also have several chicken coups, which Felicity didn't hesitate to visit and say, "Hello."
Cecilia was very partial to their calf. They also had sheep and impressively clean pink piggies.
Both girls fed the goats who were all to happy for the extra chow.
I can't say I think many goats are cute but this one definitely wins a prize.
They had a really great selection of pumpkins. I didn't see a bad one among the lot. But we could only take two.
The fruits of our labor (and fun!).
The girls were willing to pose in their fun sign so I held Elizabeth up for a picture. Felicity is the witch, Elizabeth the scarecrow and Cecilia the pumpkin.
Of course, we couldn't take just one. Felicity is the witch, Cecilia the scarecrow and Daddy the pumpkin.
I finally convinced Felicity to be the pumpkin since it was lower and easier for her to get her head in. Cecilia took Felicity's place as the witch and Daddy became the scarecrow.
Notice Felicity sticking her tongue out.
It was a really good day and a whole lot of fun. And the results?
James and I were only disappointed we couldn't join them. There is more fun coming up though...
Carving, pie, muffins and bread to come....... yummy!