Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Apple Picking

This past weekend we embarked on a family tradition and went apple picking at Frootogo farm in Waterdown.
The weather was absolutely perfect. Warm and sunny with a cool Fall breeze. We couldn't have asked for a better day!

The kids were super excited to be out in the fresh air and at the farm in general, even Pickle couldn't contain her excitement.  We grabbed a wagon and a bushel to collect our apples (before they were gone) and headed over to the animal pens.  Pickle was quite enthralled by the rabbits; but, not so much so that she didn't want to leave.  When we told her it was time to go, she immediately hopped back in the wagon, excited for her next adventure!

For those of you who haven't been to Frootogo, they have an AWESOME play area for the kids.  Climbers, slides, swings, a giant sandbox, bales of hay and a corn maze are just a few of the fun things for the kids to do.  Before we got to work, we let the kids burn off some of their sillies in the play area.  While Mr. Twingle took the twins through the corn maze, Pickle ran from slide to slide and car to car, unsure of what to do first.

 We finally decided to try and find Daddy and the twins in the corn maze; but, not before Pickle found a plastic chair that she decided HAD to come with her.  She carried it all the way through the maze, only tripping over it twice!

I couldn't help snapping a picture of these beautiful sunflowers.  They were scattered all over the play area adding pops of colour here and there.

As we were rounding up the kids to head into the orchard, Pickle spotted the giant wood painted characters from Winnie the Pooh.  She made a beeline calling "Tiggie, Pigget, POOOH!".  You can see by the picture, just how large they are in comparison.

We couldn't leave without a hug for "Pigget".

Finally, what we came to the farm for:  apples!  We picked two varieties, Cortland and Macintosh.  These are the Corts.  Aren't they purdy?  We picked two bushels of these to make apple sauce, pies, crisps and any other apple baked dish we desired.

Pickle though apple picking was great.  I think she helped herself to five or six apples.  Every time she turned around she had a new one in her hand.

If you haven't done so already, you should definitely check out Frootogo and start your own family tradition!

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