We took off this weekend for some apple picking with friends. There were goats and chickens to feed, friends to run with, apples to pluck off the tree and eat right there in the orchard, hayrides, and lots and lots of trekking through acres of trees. We had a great time, and it is definitely on our list for next fall.
If it isn’t something you’ve ever done, give it a try. I know my friends who grew up in the country are rolling their eyes at me, but we never did things like that as a kid. I think showing Finn where his food comes from will help him make healthy choices in the future. In just an afternoon of fun, he pulled fruit from the tree, saw eggs that were laid from chickens, saw ears of popping corn, and touched growing pumpkins right in the field.
Do you go apple picking with your family? Did you as a child?