A few weeks ago, we took a little trip to Jackson's Orchard, a really beautiful place that grows peaches, apples, pumpkins, and various other awesome stuff. They have a lot going on in these busy pre-holiday weeks. While we were there, we had cider, carmel apples, fried apple pie, cherry apple cider slushes...yes, this is the south, I had to adjust my we're-going-to-freeze-our-butts-off-and-then-warm-up-with-burning-hot-cider expectations to the nearly 90 degree weather and blaring sun. Though not quite the same, cider in slushie form was well appreciated.
They also had a petting zoo...my politics on this subject are a separate post. But here is a sample of our experience:
While we were visiting the rabbits, this sheep popped in to say hi! Cadie was a bit spooked at first.
but then she was really excited! here's what she has to say on the subject:
and Cadence petted the pigs!
We went on a hayride!
All in all, it was a great day.
Gratuitous cuteness. There was even a giant fluffy cat sitting behind her as she held court amongst the harvest.
I appreciated the use of the technical name on the sign for these red warty things.
Cadence watched the dog while mom paid for our wares.
And everyone picked out a pumpkin to take home and carve.
And here is the finished result!
The pictures, taken Halloween Night, didn't come out as well as I had hoped, but hey, its a transient medium, these pumpkins. They looked pretty cool, and we had a lot of fun creating them.
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by James (Mr Hyde is a shadow on the wall behind the jack o lantern...unfortunately its hard to see in the pic.)