So, when we got the opportunity to go, we jumped. I was a little hesitant at going, just because I have SO much on my plate, but I knew that there would be little chance for me to go later this year, so I packed the kids and off we went on our grand adventure. Our travel day (Monday) began with breakfast at home, a bite to eat on the road, and after a little mountain roads, we arrived at Sky Top Orchard. It was a gorgeous day overlooking the 100 acres on a mountain top - just perfect for picking apples.
Unloading our wagon at our row of Gala trees. I had really wanted Honeycrisps, but they had already all been picked for the season.
John-Michael picking his very first apple. Too bad neither of his parents realized at that moment that he was picking Black Arkansas apples (his Pa's favorite, and a breed that does not mature until late October)
The problem with taking little ones to pick apples, is trying to keep them from biting into every one they pick.
Our full peck of apples. Mommy picked exactly ONE apple. :( Joshua and Joe picked all the rest of the apples. John-Michael was content to eat his.
Oh My! There's a handsome man in the apple orchard! can we take him home???
Joshua enjoying the fruits of his labor. No pun intended. We were having a hard time limiting the boys to ONE apple.
One of our favorite things about Sky Top is the "How Tall This Fall?" sign. It's a great marker to use every year to show how much the kids have grown. It was easier to get John-Michael's picture in front of the sign then it was to obtain Joshua's. LOL
Farmer Joe says, "Ya'll come back now. Ya' hear??"