A couple weeks ago, Lucy came home from preschool with an apple core in a ziploc bag. When I asked why she brought it home, she said she asked the teacher to save it for her so she could bring it home and plant the seeds in our backyard to grow an apple tree. After that, I casually asked if she'd want to go pick apples at a fruit farm and she responded with a very enthusiastic yes! We didn't have any plans this past Saturday so I asked Lynn if they'd want to join us at Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala. They've gone quite a few times so I figured they'd be able to show us the ropes plus Lucy & Olive could play together. We made the 35 min drive out east and arrived shortly after 10:00 AM. They open at 9:00 AM but it seems like we had beat the crowd because there really weren't a ton of people out yet. They rotate between different apple varieties in the "U-Pick" orchard so we were able to pick Fiji and Golden Supreme. We paid $15 for a small bag and crammed as many apples in as we possibly could--we ended up with a little over 30! Lucy was loving it and enjoyed munching on an apple while picking. Once our bags were full, we drove out of the orchard and over to the main entrance of the farm where they have a barn that's set up as a market--tons of pumpkins, gourds, jellies & jams, cider, other fresh fruits & veggies, and baked goods for sale. The weather was absolutely perfect too, it felt hot but a nice change in the cooler temps we'd had the past few weekends. We had a great morning and I'm looking forward to adding apple picking to our Fall bucket list for next year!
Cece & Lucy in their matching script Ohio dresses for game day before heading out to the fruit farm
Lucy tasting an apple to make sure they were good
Todd trying to give Cece a bite
Lucy & Olive picking apples
Matching dresses requires an overabundance of picture taking
Helping Lucy find a good apple (the Fiji apple trees looked fairly new since they were so little so we eventually ventured over to the Golden Supreme trees which were much bigger)
Best attempt at getting a picture with all the kids
Lucy wanted to make sure our bag was as full as can be so on our way back to the car, she stopped to pick a couple more Fiji apples
On the drive out of the orchard, they had cut outs set up so we stopped to take some pictures..
and Lucy needed to pose in each cut out
Once we made it over to the barn, we found more photo opp spots
One more of the girls before heading home