Saturday, September 8, 2012

Apple Picking

We went up to Minnetonka Orchards to pick some apples and "experience" fall.
Here's a nugget from Jeremy: Like the old saying goes "Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed."
For several years, we've been going to Emma Krumbee's down in Belle Plaine. Minnetonka Orchards is a thousand times better. Seriously. We'll make the trek up there a million times before we go back to Emma Krumbee's.

It was $6 a person to get in (under 3 is free). At first, I was thinking that it's dumb to pay to get into the orchard. But then the kids had a million little activities to do: the petting zoo, train ride, face paint, corn crib slide, play set, sand box, hay mountain, and a hay ride. $6 seems like a great deal for all that.

We got to pick Sweet 16's today. $24 for a peck. Jeremy weighed it, and it was 11 lbs.

At the end of our visit, we got apple donuts 6 for $3. They were delicious--yummy cake donuts dipped in sugar.

There was also live music, maybe polka? The kids danced around a bit. We were going to buy a present for a friend's wedding next weekend, but we totally forgot until about five minutes ago. The shop is super cute!

Next to the Hay Wagon

Next to the Hay Wagon

Walking to the "U-Pick" orchard

Leading the way

Which trees should we pick from? The kids were looking for the biggest apples on low branches. 

Walking up this big hill is hard work on such little legs.

We got to pick our own apple off the tree!

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