On Wednesday my mom and I drove to Tougas Farm in Northboro, MA. It took about 50 minutes to get there but was so worth it. This farm has all kinds of fruit throughout the year but right now it only has apples. It also has a pumpkin patch.
We picked a Peck worth (10 lbs) of apples. Austin did a great job picking good apples out of the tree. Miller only picked up apples that were old, already eaten halfway by an animal, and on the ground. We had to pretend to put Miller's apples in the bag and then throw them back on the ground when he wasn't looking. We chose different kinds of apples that were all known for their sweetness and some tartness.
They loved running through the apple fields.
(In the next picture you can see an apple sticking out of his left pocket. He told me he was saving it for later.)
After we finished picking our apples, we stopped at the Pumpkin Patch and picked 2 little pumpkins for my 2 little guys.
Something caught their attention...
What could it be...
one of Austin's favorite things...a bulldozer/digger.
After picking our pumpkins, we headed to the petting zoo.
We then went to play at the playground that had a tractor you could sit on. Austin loved this.
Miller did too.
There were huge tires you could play on.
And really fun slides.
After playing at the playground we picked up some lunch at the Farm Kitchen, ate at the picnic tables, took home a cookbook, and enjoyed a great ride home together. As we were driving home I heard a loud crunch...when I looked back, Austin was eating the apple he was saving for later. He was serious when he told me he wanted it for later. =)
That evening mom and I made homemade Apple Crisp with all our apples. It was delicious. We are definitely making this an annual tradition when we return to Memphis.