Apple picking has been a yearly tradition for us since before we even had kids! Fresh picked apples are amazingly delicious, and September is a beautiful time of year to enjoy walking among apple trees. Now that we have kids, it is more important than ever to enjoy apple picking as a fall activity. It gets us outside, teaches the boys where their food comes from, supports our local farmers, and creates memories. Why wouldn’t we do it? Especially with multiple orchards within 45 minutes of us.
This year we went to Rose Hill Farm, a smaller farm than our usual apple picking haunt, and all the better for being smaller. It had a cozy, family-friendly feel, and it was gorgeous. It is the kind of farm that makes you want to quit your day job and take up raising goats. The kids had such a nice time riding in the wagons, walking among the trees, and picking (and tasting) apples. Drake was excited to pick them himself and did a great job this year collecting apples to fill our bag. Devin stumbled around in the high grass and nibbled an apple the whole time.
It was a great day! In the end, Drake didn’t want to leave, and we had to drag him away kicking and screaming, but when you are dealing with an autistic 3-year-old, sometimes that happens. At least, we know he was enjoying himself!
For more details about our adventures, check out our vlog from that day.
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