Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fall Harvest Orchard Outing

If you haven't been to to Fall Harvest Orchard then you are missing out on a whole lot of fun! September 4th in BearCountry was BEAUTIFUL so we packed up the van for a little road trip and headed out to find Fall Harvest. I'd visited their Facebook page so I knew a little bit about what to expect. Everyone raved about the place and the orchard (and working farm) didn't disappoint.

Upon our arrival the owner greeted us and directed us towards a girl with a basket of (FREE) food for the goats. Sign me up! I HATE having to pay 25 cents for a small handful of grain!

Back to our outing...we fed the goats half a bag of grain and then moved on to the other baby animals on the farm. Adorable chicks and sweet kitchens were the highlights of the day for me.

The kids really enjoyed the corn bins and feeding the cows.

Two hours after our arrival we were ready to take a wagon ride through the orchard. The driver stopped along the way to let us pick popcorn and a gourd for each of us and then again to show us the sunflowers & unique equipment they use for harvesting. We did have to pay for the ride ($1.25 per person) but it was worth it considering all the fun we had on our first outing to Fall Harvest Orchard.

Did we even pick apples? You bet! (They have U-pick and you can buy them in the store as well.) We also picked up a big mason jar of honey. Yum! There was a hail storm in the area this summer so their Honey Crisp are on sale for less than $2 a pound even though there was hardly any damage that I could see. We were able to eat all our apples - no bad spots for us - and are looking forward to going back for more!

Have you been to an orchard this year? Which is your favorite?


Jenilee September 21, 2010 at 11:12 AM  

looks like a great fall day! and yeah for not having to pay .25 for feed. :) the corn looked like lots of fun too!

4 Little Men and Girly Twins September 21, 2010 at 2:16 PM  

looks like fun! We haven't been to an orchard yet... we still need to find one. :)

Alyssa September 21, 2010 at 6:48 PM  

I agree - this one is great! It was so fun seeing you last night!

Jenney September 21, 2010 at 8:33 PM  

As you saw from my post we tried to go apple picking :o)
Yeah for free goat feed! We have an ice cream place/dairy farm here that also has 25 cent goat feed in machines....I make my kids scoop it off the floor and then feed it to the goats. I know all the other people are probably making comments behind my back...but I don't care!

Tina Fisher September 21, 2010 at 8:51 PM  

Go to Fall Harvest every year....going on Friday this year. :)

Love it!

Maria September 22, 2010 at 8:23 AM  

Oh, it looks so fun, I wish we had an orchard here. (And the kitten is so cute!)

Holly September 29, 2010 at 6:41 PM  

Love Fall Harvest! We were just there yesterday and will probably be back next week! God bless - Holly

Anonymous October 6, 2010 at 11:38 AM  

Cute kitchen,er I mean kitten!

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