Happy Fall Y'all!
Fall for me, sets in when we make our first trip to Apple Hill. We make a couple of trips up to the hill. This time it was for all things Apple. As always I find other great things as well. We saw some great gardens and visited about 6 different farms. I always love Apple Hill and we always have such a great time!
We went to a farm we have never visited this year. I am so glad we did. The farm was called Kids Inc. It was geared towards the younger kids. They also had a great garden to look at.
The corn maze was amazing! The hubby took miss Kyla through the maze. They had a great time.
Then we were off to feed the animals. We were allowed to feed them any of the apples that had fallen off the trees. I really wanted to take the pig home! Isn't she cute!
They had goats. I was trying to get a picture of the goat alone, but the piggy was hogging the camera!
Then we met Mr.Turkey. He was very friendly and Kyla enjoyed gobble gobbling with him.
Then I saw this....... Most people who know me know that I am obsessed with ladders as trellis's. I thought this ladder trellis was gorgeous! The Morning Glory's looked amazing! I must find more ladders to do this in my garden next year!
We also met an amazing bee keeper and purchased some local Wildflower Honey. It's so delicious. Its unfiltered, unprocessed raw honey!
As you can see we have already used some. We had to support our local bee keepers!
We also visited Boa Vista Orchards. We visit this farm stand every year!
Here is what we bought.
We bought a box of Pears, Granny Smith Apples and Red Delicious! These will be used for apple sauce. I also use pears in my apple sauce, it's so yummy! We also purchased small bags of other types. We bought Empire Apples, Fuji Apples and another green apple (I forgot the name)
We bought some Squashes, Chestnuts, and of course Apple juice. Also not pictured, were the apple doughnuts we bought! They were still warm when we purchased them. You cant resist gobbling them up right away! I always forget to get a picture of these yummy doughnuts. We devour them before I remember too.
We also visited a Berry farm. I forgot the name. We did not buy berries, they are not in season. I will visit them again when it is time for berries. Its a pick your own farm. We did visit the garden they had. Flowers are still blooming very nicely here in Cali.
Love Lies Bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus)
Kyla loved The Love Lies Bleeding. She loved touching it! She was amazed that it was taller then her.
While we were in Apple Hill and I was shopping. My hubby snuck off and bought an ornament for our Christmas tree this year. We buy an ornament every year with the year on it. This will be our 2010 ornament. He said, it was hard to find one that could hold all 6 of our names.
I look forward to visiting Apple Hill one more time this year. Next week we are off to the Pumpkin Patch.
What are some of your fall traditions?
Happy Fall Friends!!!