Thursday, November 1, 2012

Apple Orchard

One of my favorite fall activities is a trip to Henrietta Creek Apple Orchard! I was introduced to them while teaching kindergarten, and it's one of my favorite places. Mr Ray and Miss Sue are two of the sweetest people you'll meet, and they love hosting children during apple season to teach about their orchard. Last fall, their orchard was struggling due to the summer drought, and it made my heart happy to see things going so much better for them this year. The kids had a great time exploring the orchard, and of course, picking and eating their own apples!
 Miss Sue, teaching about Johnny Appleseed
 Smelling herbs in the pizza garden
 Monarchs in the butterfly garden
 It's finally time to pick an apple!
 The children were asked to pick only one apple and to hold it until it had been washed... Not only did Jackson's apple did not make it that far, he ate the ENTIRE thing, core and all! He ate it so quickly that by the time I realized what was going on, he handed me a stem and a few seeds.
Tink doesn't typically like apple peel, but these apples are so sweet from ripening on the tree, that she dug right in!
A rare occurance - a picture with me in it! We joined some friends for our trip, and one of them brilliantly suggested that we take pictures of each other (no idea why we don't do it more often). Thanks, Melissa!

1 comment:

David and Bethany said...

I am determined to make it here next year. I called in September when they were only taking Homeschooling Groups, and then by the time I called in October, they were already out of apples! :) Looks like such a fun day! And I love the story of your little guy eating his whole apple--Isaac does that, too! :)