Our farm orchard is pretty sad. The trees are very small and produce pretty much nothing at this point. However, whilst on a field trip with the kids to Thomas Jefferson’s Montecello we saw a sign that said apple picking, cider, wine tastings, etc. I noted two things.
1. It is apple season.
2. They said wine tasting.
After learning all about Montecello we had a bit of extra time before we had to head back. We’d absorbed lots of facts from the tour and a wine tasting seemed like the perfect way to cement those facts into our long term memory. Or purge them. I don’t really recall. But first, the apple picking.
The place we went to was called Carter Mountain Orchard. It was up on top of a mountain and everything was much steeper than it looks in this picture.
Before we started picking I asked the kids, “What is the first rule of picking?” They all answered in chorus, “One for the bag, one for your mouth.” It’s important to have rules. That’s a parenting tip for you new parents out there.
Everyone had a large time. We took back 13 pounds of apples, not counting the additional 3 pounds that got eaten. The weather was phenomenal and it was a perfect end to our day.
Actually the wine tasting was the perfect end, but we don’t have any pictures of that.