Last Saturday really was a harvest day for us. After spending the morning and early afternoon at Petaluma Pumpkin Patch selecting our Halloween pumpkins we headed a little further north to Twin Hills Ranch, Sebastopol for a little apple picking.
|Ava's first Red Delicious|
|Ava picking teeny, tiny Red Delicious apples|
|Looking for the perfect apple|
|This one's good|
I'm not a huge fan of Red Delicious apples so next we moved onto picking one of my favourites, Fujis. According to Ava's apple investigation at school Fujis smell like a daisy, taste like lemon and feel part rough / part smooth. A very scientific analysis!
|Perfect child sized Fuji|
|Ava's bucket of Fujis|
We mostly picked Red Delicious apples as apparently they're good for making pie and I plan on doing a little baking. We also picked lots of little apples (both Red Delicious and Fuji) as they're the perfect size for the girls to eat. It was hard to avoid going overboard with all those delicious apples hanging there ready to pick. I managed to keep the number of apples that we picked relatively low (we ended up with three shopping bags full) but if it was up to Ava we would've kept on picking until there were none left!
|Strolling through the orchard|
|Heading back with a bucket of apples|
Driving home we had a deer run across the road in front of us. It was never in any danger of being hit as both us and the car coming the other direction stopped for it, but it was a little freaky. I managed to snap this shot of it as it ran across in front of us before heading into the trees on the side road.