10/05/2017

Apple Picking at the Orchard

Last Saturday was a quintessential fall day. It was absolutely gorgeous out – sunny and warm, yet a touch of coolness in the air and wind. We just couldn’t stay home or inside, so we loaded up the crew and headed to a local apple orchard.

Apple Picking at the OrchardApple Picking at the Orchard

Apple Picking at the Orchard

I brought with me my Solly Baby wrap to carry Savannah, and we let Jack have free reign to the orchard. We went to a local place called Peifer Orchards. I am actually hesitant to share this hidden gem, because it was that good! It wasn’t too crowded in the least, and the trees were filled with beautifully red, crisp apples.

Apple Picking at the Orchard

Apple Picking at the Orchard

We have actually been to orchards in the past with literally no apples on the trees, so finding this place was apple Heaven. The little barn store was filled with everything fall you would want – pumpkins, gourds, hay bales, and fall baked goods like apple pie, and apple butters and jams.

Apple Picking at the Orchard

Apple Picking at the Orchard

Apple Picking at the Orchard

There was also a pick-your-own pumpkin patch that we passed on our way to the orchard. We are planning on going pumpkin picking later in October, but this would be a great location for doing so as well.

Apple Picking at the Orchard

Apple Picking at the Orchard

Apple Picking at the Orchard

Jack was immediately drawn to the large orange pumpkins, and really wanted to pull this wagon filled with pumpkins! Anyone else’s toddler obsessed with all things wagons, cars, and vehicles? Jack calls everything with a tire a ‘vroom vroom’!

Apple Picking at the Orchard

Once we made it through the gravel trail leading toward the apples, Jack had a blast picking – and eating – the apples.

Apple Picking at the Orchard

Apple Picking at the Orchard

Usually I am a stickler for staying clean, (I’m still learning how to be a boy mom!), but I decided to be ‘cool’ and let Jack eat his own apple while the juice ran down his chin and onto his clean shirt. I figured that it couldn’t hurt to let my two year old be two and explore and have new experiences. One day I would look back and regret not letting him get messy, not watching my toddler eat an apple in a beautiful orchard on a gorgeous fall day. Such a beautiful memory that I’ll never forget! It is hard to watch my son get older, but it is also fun to watch his eyes light up with new experiences, and how he can make something as simple as apple picking feel like a new adventure.

Apple Picking at the Orchard

Apple Picking at the Orchard

For $20 you can pick as many apples as you like, as long as they fit in your bag. We filled our bag to the top, and this week we have had them as a snack, with peanut butter, baked an apple crisp, and chopped them up and added to a salad with good cheddar, walnuts, cranberries and mixed greens.

Apple Picking at the Orchard

Apple Picking at the Orchard

Apple picking is fun, but apple picking with your child is just the best. Fall is my favorite season and I am so glad to be having a nice postpartum recovery this time around, and can’t wait to enjoy even more outings and fun in October.

Apple Picking at the Orchard

Comments

  1. The perfect fall day! I can’t wait to do something fall themed this weekend, I think my soul is craving pumpkins! I wish we had apple orchards down here, I’ve actually NEVER been fruit picking of any kind. Isn’t that crazy?!
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    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      I saw your pictures from the pumpkin patch this weekend! So, so fun! Even if the weather is hot you still have to do all the fall things! <3

  2. So so cute! Love how adorable the solly wrap is!
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