It wouldn't be fall without a trip to the apple orchard. Picking apples has always been one of my favorite fall activities. I set up a field trip for the kids to our small family orchard. All of the children's parents had signed a permission slip for them to leave on the field trip. They all brought car seats and bagged lunches. We had a small meeting before the trip to talk about safety, manners and a short explanation of what we might see at the orchards.
|Waiting in line to leave|
|On our way!|
|Are we there yet?|
|Making out way to the orchard|
|Our small meeting where we learned about apples and how to pick them|
When it came time to start picking apples I went up the ladder first and showed the girls how I used to pick them as a kid. I would make a basket out of my shirt and hold them in it. Luckily, we had our own baskets. I let each child climb up the ladder (witch help and my supervisions of course!) and pick their very own apple all by themselves.
|A & H Orchards - Chickens!|
|A & H Orchards|
|Getting ready to pick!|
|She got it!|
|pie hat and candy.. oh man.|
|DaisyRose our Superstar!|
|Ivy adding her apples to the sink|
|DaisyRose adding her apples to the sink. Bella; Maelie's Mom came to visit us!|
|Learning about the cider press and how to make apple cider|
|Ivy and DaisyRose helped me jar all of the cider|
|A & H Homemade Organic Apple Cider|
While I cleaned up the cabin I let Ivy and DaisyRose play outside in the front yard. Maelie had gone home with her Mom - as she had come to visit us.
|Playing on the apple cart|
|My sweet girl|
It was time to head home.. I had someone snap a photo of the girls and I with our apples and we headed into the car.
|What a beautiful day|
We had a beautiful field trip. All of the girls were well behaved and the weather stayed beautiful! I'm a pretty lucky teacher!