Morning out at the apple farm

Keagan Appleseed

We have a little tradition that helps us bring in the start of fall. Each September, for the past 3 years, we’ve headed down to the little local apple farm here and have enjoyed picking apples, watching the farm animals, playing on their farm equipment, and sometimes taking home some of their homemade apple butter or jelly. 

This year was no exception. Today was the perfect day! We had a nice cool morning and decided to head on over early before it became busy. 

We decided this year the first stop before hitting up the apples would be the giant corn maze they have. We’ve never splurge on that but boy am I so glad we did. It was HUGE! And so neat to be surrounded by rows upon rows of corn…with the most beautiful purple flowers ever. The corn maze probably took a little longer than we had planned because we let our 4 year old be the leader and a couple of times I think I caught us going around in circles….After a while, one corn “road” tends to look like the next corn “road” so who really knows. Here are a couple of pictures that we grabbed while out in the maze. 

The sun coming through the corn maze

The boys taking a break in the never ending corn maze...

Daddy's turn behind the lens

An old abandoned barn behind all the corn

Next up we decided we would pan for some fossils, rocks, and arrowheads. We didn’t find a ton of neat things but did walk away with a really cool sharks tooth. When I asked Keagan what he was going to do with the sharks tooth he replied, “Take a bath with it!!!” So there you go….Well worth the money. 🙂 

Panning for some treasures

Sharks tooth!!

Finally the baby was getting tired so we decided to start what we came for in the first place….Picking apples! As always that was a lot of fun and we came home with a bag of 12 which should keep us nice and fed this week. Who knows….I may even attempt an apple pie this evening for our dessert with our Labor Day cookout. 

This year he is finally tall enough to pick some from the ground!

 

Easton watching from afar

 Happy Labor Day, to all!

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