Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Apple Orchard and Pumpkin Patch!

We FINALLY made it to the Apple Orchard today...and what a let down. I don't think we'll go back. Only AFTER purchasing apples I ASSUMED were grown there, I learned that they were bought in from somewhere else because the April freeze killed most of their apple blossoms. I could have gone to Walmart and bought the exact same apples. Geez. So anyway, we let the girls play in the corn pit and that was interesting. It had some foul odor that was just awful, so we scooped them out of there and went to pet the farm animals. Okay - so they had two goats, 4 piglets a calf and an older calf and two gineau pigs (at a petting zoo?) and three ducks...none of which looked healthy, but they entertained the girls for a few moments. After about 45 minutes, we were outa there....overall, it wasn't a great experience. SOOO, we decided to stop at the pumpkin patch, the same one that Beth's nursery school class goes to, on the way home. It was SO much better....cleaner and the animals looked nice and healthy and there was more to do. But, as luck would have it, I ran out of "space" on my digital camera and didn't get many great shots at the Pumpkin Patch. Oh well. We were there for about 1 1/2 hours and then went to eat dinner at DQ (of all places!) . Both girls were in bed by 7:00! Day well done!

Beth at the Orchard:

Sarah at the Pumpkin Patch:
Sarah feeding the nice fat cow at the Pumpkin Patch:
Beth and Sarah going through the hay maze at the Pumpkin Patch:


Leia said...

Wow that orchard would have made me pretty mad! That's great that you got to go somewhere better though. We played "Musical Patches" last year, because BIL was in charge and 2 places were closed and we couldn't find the 3rd...thank goodness the baby wasn't here yet!