Apple & pumpkin-picking picnic
Saturday had us off to Blackman Farms for our annual apple-picking and picnic in the orchard. It was perfect weather for a picnic. We picked two bags of Mcoun apples and picked up a dozen Bosc pears.
If you're on their list, they email AND snailmail you when your favorite apples are ripe for the picking. All this for the low, low price of $.50 a pound.
There's a few "things" for kids. A petting pen of goats, a small maze for little tots, and plenty of pumpkins for perusing.
They even have a turkey pen, where you can choose a turkey, give it a name, like "Tom." Then you come back the week of Thanksgiving pick up "Tom" and eat him with side dishes with your family. We haven't done that–we're never at home for Thanksgiving and don't want the hour-and-twenty-minute drive round trip the week of Thanksgiving, which is hectic enough.