Friday, October 5, 2012

Mercier Apple Orchards and Farm

Gavin had the day off of school, Camille doesn't go on Fridays 
so we decided it was a field trip Homeschool day! 

Packed up our lunch and headed north to Mercier Apple Orchards in Blue Ridge Ga.
It was a gorgeous sunny 80 degree day. 
Once we arrived we loaded up on a trailer pulled by a tractor, then we were off to the orchards.

 Let the picking begin!

 I was amazed at the abundance of apples. They were low to the ground so everyone was able to pick.
We had many samples along the way. 

The 377 acres of rolling hills filled with apple trees was so picturesque. 
 We picked from 4 different kinds of trees. Pink Lady, Fuji, Ambrosia and Cameo.

Aiden said this was a picture perfect apple with one bright green leaf.

Inside we played on a tractor, watched the apple factory line, tasted cider, I sampled 4 hard ciders (yum), and ate hot apple hand pies. They were so good we bought a dozen!

 We all enjoyed watching the apple process, from washing to boxing they saw it all.

Our haul

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Garden Tour

We were driving home and I saw a sign "For Sale fresh Tomatos"
Aiden and Camille agreed we should stop. 

We met a lovely Ms. Bobbie Hashfield, I believe that is what she said was her name.
 After buying tomatoes, crowder beans and 1 banana pepper (she actually gave us the pepper).

She gave us a tour of her garden! She does it all herself.
Aiden was excited to see how ocra grows and maybe next time she will have some ready to pick!
I think we will go back, even if it is just for a visit with this sweet lady.