Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall Harvest Orchard

Another glorious fall day in Minnesota!  This weekend our destination was the apple orchard/farm. 

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Feeding the goats.004

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Baby chicks.

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Strawberries favorite:  The Kids.

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Something new this year, three little calves. 

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Fluffy fancy chickens.

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Feeding the cows rotten apples.  Slimy fun at it’s best!

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Picking apples.  We don’t normally get to pick apples because by the time we go the U-Pick is usually closed for the season.  They opened the U-Pick up just for the weekend at .75 a pound.   I don’t even know how many we picked, but we ended up with three grocery bags full of Honey Gold apples. 

056 Banana Taffy didn’t see what the big deal was about picking apples, until he tasted one!  Fresh picked apples are so incredibly different than apples bought from the grocery store:  juicy, crunchy, sweet and delicious!

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Blue-Raspberry ate 3 before we got home and was begging for more!  They couldn’t get enough and even as I’m typing this blog post they are sitting next to me munching on apples!

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I also bought about 20 acorn squash at .35 a pound.  We bought 3 pie pumpkins for $1.00 each, one mega sized butternut squash and all those apples!  We didn’t go on the hay ride this year because we didn’t have much time and since it was Saturday it was very, very busy.  We still had a great time, the sun was shining and the weather was cool, we can’t wait to go again next year!

Joyfully,

Mrs. Taffy

5 comments:

  1. Oh I bet those apples were scrumptious!! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. We just love that farm too!!

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  2. You have the most fun! And it seems the sun is always shining in Minnesota!

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  3. What a fun day. You got a great price on acorn squash! Mmmm, yummy apples.

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  4. Looks like you had such a good time! I am so glad the weather was good for you. Three apples! Did blueraspberrie eat the next meal!?! I am guessing he did though. :D

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  5. What a fun looking day! I love animals, but especially baby farm animals and the Jersey calves and the goats are super cute! :)
    Those apples look wonderful. :)
    Christ be with you all!
    Anna

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