Saturday, September 17, 2011

Apple Picking

We have been working on a new reward system at home to help with the kids being good (listening, not throwing fits, and for the love of God not whining!).  So the deal is we pick a reward and they each have to earn 10 stickers to get it.  They also have to keep those stickers, and some how the threat of loosing a sticker seems to hold even more power than earning one.  We try to pick rewards that involve us doing something together rather than a material prize (but sometimes they get those too).  This weeks reward was apple picking.
So we spent the afternoon apple picking at Dagenais Farm.  It was the last day of their apple picking season and the apples were pretty picked over, but we managed to find some nice crisp ones to take home.  Lets be honest, for us its more the experience of going and seeing where the apples really come from (yep they don't magically appear in the grocery store) and spending a beautiful fall afternoon outside.  The farm wasn't fancy, there weren't any 'attractions', but there certainly was plenty to see.  They had free range chickens, and turkeys, a Hen House for laying eggs, a few pigs, and even a donkey.  They also had bees and we got to sample the honey they make on site.  There was a little organic store and I picked up a big bottle of coveted AGAVE NECTER, and some fresh bread (oh and maybe some organic chocalate because organic makes it less of guilty pleasure right?)  We ended the afternoon, with some homemade organic ice cream, which was heavenly.  Kasey being weird didn't like hers so Ryan took one for the team and double fisted it.  LOL.  I think Kasey's favorite part was the sweet little kitty that followed her around.  After our very 'granola' like afternoon we headed back into the city and to COSTCO!


















6 comments:

Diva Loca said...

What a fun way to spend the day. Kasey and Kay both look so much older with their shorter and longer styles. I love how you ended the day with a trip to Costco!

one and one + two said...

Great photos! Have I already missed apple picking season...we usually don't go until late Sept early Oct? I'll have to see if some of the other places are still open!!!

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What happy moments you have captured here.I can see here a happy family with great fun.

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Happy days and a happy family so nice to see :) We go Apple collecting down here in Dorset UK but the apples we collect dont look quite as appetizing as yours! lucky as we turn them into cider!

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Cider time?!!

skeleton watches said...

Looks like some good times! Great stuff, make any cider with the apples?!!