On Saturday we decided, spur of the moment, to go apple and pumpkin picking! It was a beautiful fall day and we had nothing else to do. So we bundled up the baby and headed out. We didn't decided where to go beforehand, so we ended up at Golden Harvest on route 9. We were excited!
We were a bit skeptical when we went to buy our bags. Bags were $10 a iece and they said 'no refunds'. When we asked why, they said they had had an ice storm back in June and some of the apples didn't look so nice. We decided to take our chances and get a bag of apples.
Well, they weren't kidding when they said they didn't look so nice! Look at the picture I posted of one. Most of the apples has dents and holes in them. We had to really dig underneath to get some nice apples.
Sadly, the older kids really were't into it too much. Oh, they picked some apples... but they were sad that they coudln't climb the trees. And they enjoyed chucking the apples on the ground at eachother. Sam spent a lot of the time taking her own pictures!
Owen loved it though! It was like a candy store to him. Unfortunately, he liked picking any apple he could find and biting it- including the fallen, rotten ones.
We filled our bag as much as we could. Really, I'm as thrifty as I can be, and it was very hard to pay $10 for one bag of apples. But it's the life experience that is worth it, right?
I remember picking apples when I was younger, and eating those yummy fresh apples. My mom always made apple pies. I can't make them, but I do make some killer apple muffins!! :)
We also got pumpkins. Had to take the obligatory pictures of Owen with the pumpkins, but they didn't come out so well. The pumpkins were already pretty picked over.
That evening, we played a game of Risk as a family. No one 'won' because we didn't have time to finish. But Dad had N. American, Mom had Africa, and Will had Australia by then.