Most of the kids. They immediately swarmed the farm. :)
Scampering down the path to the orchard valley.
First fruits. One funny note is that the kids had deep concerns about the potential presence of snakes since they associated apple trees with the Garden of Eden. :)
Wilklow Orchards has a gorgeous landscape with two planted slopes meeting at a valley creek.
I'm a huge fan of Winesap apples, which grow near the creek.
The kids went crazy for Golden Delicious and Jonagold apples as big as their heads!
Future spokesmodel for New York Apple Country!
Monster face practice for Halloween. :) I also love how the kids tend to one another. So much real caring.
Truly impressive balance!
Very young trees. I dream that the saplings I planted through the Newtown Pippin Restoration and Celebration will bear fruit like this one day soon!
Hour Children camp and after school coordinator Lisa Belfast makes a bee line for golden apples.
Amazed by the real wealth of the land.
After much deliberation, he chose this spot for a snooze. One boy asked me, "Why do pigs have to be food?" I answered that they don't have to be and it saddens me that they are.
Goats are also very intelligent creatures.
Inside the bouncy apple!
As far as I can ascertain, it's a giant inflatable caterpillar slide that births human children.
Hay jump! Just a frame with a mattress inside and hay over the top. But what fun!
Escape the city for a bit!
Endless pumpkins for picking.
The kids were thrilled by the expansive pumpkin patch.
Going to the farm.
Tuckered out returning from the orchard.