Saturday was a family fun field trip day! The weather was sunny and warm and we visited Gizdich Ranch to pick apples. To set the mood before we left, I read the delightful tale of Johnny Appleseed from A Treasury of Children’s Literature.
When we arrived, the children played on the stacked hay bales and on the tractor. We enjoyed a picnic lunch and drank really delicious apple juice. Nourished by our food, we were ready to head to the orchard and scour the trees for the best apples. X-man and Z-urchin insisted upon holding the buckets (Z-urchin relinquished his claim once we started filling the buckets, but X manfully persisted throughout the adventure with minimal help). We picked Newton-Pippins, Gala, Golden Delicious, and a few Red Delicious apples. We ended up with quite a number of apples- the kids really enjoyed picking those apples off the tree and plopping them into the buckets. Now we are so excited to bake a number of apple treats- Apple Crisp, Applesauce, Apple Muffins, Apple Dumplings! Yum!
It was an absolutely delightful day! And now we have so many apples, we will definitely be keeping that doctor away. Except for that broken bone incident that occurred the very next day.