Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fall Fun

We spent our Columbus Day at a local garden for their apple festival.

 We loved the alpacas, especially Hamilton.

 Gorgeous view of the surrounding land and the water peeking through.

 Popcorn in bags, ready and waiting for the tractor pulled hayride.

 The gardens offered a tour of the historic apple fields with trees dating back into the 1700's, even some apples that Thomas Jefferson had on his land like a Yellow New Town.  Royce decided to take a little break.

 It was so interesting to get to taste so many different apples that are not commercially grown.  Some bruise easily, others have odd textures or colors and are not suited to today's market.

It was a perfect day to go and enjoy the fall activities with the family.