Friday, October 30, 2009

Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

We went on a field trip with our Home School Co-Op this week. A simple trip to the apple orchard/pumpkin patch. Other than being a bit damp and overcast, the temperature was fine. We visited Porter's Orchard in Goodrich. Porter's is an apple orchard that makes the yummiest donuts and cider. In addition, they have a pumpkin patch and small petting farm. The kids always enjoy visiting and mom enjoys the tradition of hanging out on a fall day. Here they are just after the tour of the cider making area, they are checking out the Apple Mash that is the leftover after the squish the apples all up.

We all enjoyed a CRAZY hayride (there was ALOT of mud and deep ruts the tractor was pulling us through) to the pumpkin patch and each child got to choose a pumpkin.

We also got to pick an apple from the apple trees. It was the best apple I've ever had! In addition, I learned something I didn't know....when an apple is oddly shaped, it is because the entire blossom wasn't pollinated by the bee. If one side of the apple is dented in, it means that side was never pollinated....Interesting....

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