Drove Right Past


Last Saturday I posted that I was headed to the pumpkin farm. Well, we drove right past it and decided to check out Hillcrest Orchards that was just down the road.

It was a beautiful crisp fall day and it was rather breezy. This is the true color of the sky that day.

This is the line we had to stand it to buy our tickets to get in. 

These are all the activities they offer. I thought about milking a cow for about half a second.

They had all kinds of apples. We paid  $7 each to get in, but decided not to pick our own apples for an extra sum of money.

There were lots of apples rotting and they had signs not to pick the fallen apples up, They save them as feed for the animals. 

They offered wagon rides. One is pulled by mules and the others by a tractor.

We took the tractor ride.

The wagon was full and then everyone got off at the petting zoo except for my daughter, Leila and me. The stinch from the petting zoo was just too much.

After the others got off it made the rest of our ride a lot bumpier and fun. Leila making her typical face when having her picture taken.

Young trees.

After walking around a bit we stopped in the shop and bought some apples. 
They sure are good.

On the way home we were going to stop back by the pumpkin farm, but it was so crazy crowded we just drove right past it again.

Now I still need pumpkins.
Looks like I need another trip back or I will just shop locally for some.

It has gotten warmer and warmer since that day and I sure am ready for it to feel like fall again.

I hope y'all have a glorious fall weekend!
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  1. That looked like fun. That place reminded me of Burt's Pumpkin Farm except for apples. I hear it will be very nice Wed, Thurs, and Fri this week! Yay!

  2. Wow so much to do for so little, I miss when the boys were little and we would take them to them pumpkin patch, who am I kidding, I miss having young around all the time, I would love to be able to do that with my grandchildren but I cant breath good enough any more..thank you for sharing a fun day, it brought back wonderful memories..GOD bless

  3. What a fun place. Got my pumpkins today from a man I know who buys them from an Amish produce auction. Next year I am going to have to go to the auction. xo Laura

  4. Dear Kim, What a great day and beautiful photos. I still do not have any pumpkins yet either!!
    Blessings dear. Catherine

  5. What a fun place, Kim. We have several of those places a short drive away, too. The kids love them. Unfortunately, they all LOVE the stinky petting zoo. lol
    I have not picked up any pumpkins yet either. I am really late this year. xo Diana

  6. I need a little one to take with me to the Pumpkin Patch,

    So fun!

  7. So much fun! I buy strawberries every other day to feed the wild rabbits who inhabit our property. They love strawberries and will leave carrots and parsley on the ground in favor of them. Wonder about apples?


  8. where is this place... a line to get in! have you tried washington farms?

  9. Looks like the apple orchard was a lot of fun. Leila is adorable.

  10. Looks like Leila was having a blast! :) That line to get in is amazing.

  11. Sounds like you all had a great time..and I do not blame you for passing on the petting zoo!...What a great day to pick apples with "the girls"....

  12. How fun! I miss doing this with my daughter! Now that she is a teen we no longer do this :-(