Monday, October 6, 2008

Pumpkins, Apples, Cider, and more. . .

After Andy came home from work today
we drove about 15 minutes to the
Wells Orchard and Farm
for FHE (family home evening).

Isaac picked out our pumpkins. . .

. . . and Seth LOVED to push around the wagon,
that eventually held the pumpkins.

Wells Orchard had many of these 'hay spiders and animals' around the farm.
The boys thought they were really neat!
Isn't this gourd neat?
They had a few rows of these gourds and they were all different shapes and sizes.
I would love to buy some,
but I don't really know what I would do with them. I just think that they look neat.

Behind my cute husband. . .
is the market, the apple warehouse, and the factory were they make the fresh Apple Cider.

This is how they store all of the apples,
until they are shipped off to grocery stores and markets.

So here is our loot!
-Isaac picked out these two perfect pumpkins.
-Two kinds of apples: Honey Crisp (my favorite) and Johnathon Gold (great for making Apple crisp, I will post my yummy recipe for that soon)
-Fresh Apple Cider
-Homemade Blackberry Jam
-one Fresh, Frozen, Homemade Cherry Pie
-Two apple orchard coloring books for the boys

Did I mention how much
I LOVE Fall!!


melissajlarson said...

Looks like you had such a wonderful time. There seems to be so many fun activities to do up there in Michigan I bet you guys are glad to be up there. Fun stuff all year round.

Michelle Y said...

Looks like you scored at Wells Orchard, that place is so great. Your pumpkins look great out on the porch too.

Lindsey said...

Ah the Wells Orchard, how I miss Michigan! Do you know of anywhere similar we could go in Utah?

ali said...

you guys have so much fun, I'm jealous!

Cory Elvidge said...

ooooh! Honey Crisp apples are my favorite too!!!! We had them back east on our church history tour a couple years ago and fell in love! I was so sad that they didn't have them in Utah. THEN... last fall they came to Smith's in Saratoga Springs for about a month! But they were $4.99 a pound. Um no. :) So enjoy them while you have access to them!!