Fresh from the Farm
September 13, 2010
Hello friends, how was your weekend? Hope you enjoyed yourself and had some relaxing down time! As for me, I can honestly say my weekend was one of the most productive ever ~ a trip to a U-pick apple farm, a new chandy installed in the kitchen, and the most exciting news. . . the carpet on the stairs is gone, baby, gone. Oh, yeah.
So I had a crazy idea on Saturday to load up four girls (age 6 and under) into my SUV and head on out to an apple/pear orchard in nearby Sebastopol for a picking adventure.
I think kids who grow up on a farm truly are at an advantage compared to city kids. They learn all about hard work, tilling the soil, caring for plants, trees, and animals.
My suburbanite kids certainly do not live on a farm, so I think it’s important to give them farm adventures whenever possible, so they learn from a young age where food really comes from.
There was no “I’m bored” or “Let’s go home and watch Sponge Bob”. Just genuine adventurous attitudes, down home fun, apples picked, and memories made.
Gabriel Farm in Sebastopol is one of the few U-pick apple farms in the area that allows its guests to meander their orchards and select the ripest fruit.
We brought home several varieties, including the Niitaka Asian Pear and some McIntosh apples, all organic.
We whipped up a sweet treat from our freshly picked fruit ~ caramel apples on a stick!
Like pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, fall just isn’t fall without ‘em.
What’s your favorite memory spent on a farm?