After arriving at Apple Holler, the first thing we did was take a tractor ride to the apple picking sites, there were lots and lots of apples trees of all varieties, the tractor ride took us past the pumpkin picking patch and took us into an enchanted woodland, before dropping us at the apple picking orchard.
|A freshly picked apple!!!!|
|Meandering through the Orchard|
Of course after all that apple picking we did have to taste the fruit of our labour and they were delicious.
Apple picking done, we took the tractor ride back to the farm and to where all the activities were, they don't take cash just tokens, so we bought 50 tokens and the kids went mad, we completed a corn maze, we did face painting, I mean a day out isn't a day out without face painting.
|two beautiful butterflies|
Then there was the kids corral, a farm style playground, full of hay stacks mazes, a moo maze, straw mountain to conquer, goats, rabbits and hens to look at, there was even a bouncy castle or bouncy farmhouse as Tilly called it.
|Conquering Straw Mountain|
Whilst we were watching the pigs, Tilly had spied a "castle slide" so after lunch we headed off to find it and the girls had a couple of turns on it each and that was the end of our tokens and the end of our time there. (after all I had spotted a factory outlet mall on our way up and it had a Le Crueset shop so needs must)
And we did stop off at the Le Crueset outlet shop and I picked up a bargain - a dish I will use for my lasagne at the bargain price of $23 - it might not be red but at $23 it was a bargain.
|My bargain Le Crueset dish|
See my apples in the background, I can't wait to get baking & making with those, I'm thinking of making some apple crumbles, an apple cake, some apple & cinnamon muffins, some apple chutney, and an autumn chutney.
What do you like making with apples?