All the low hanging fruit
As promised, I was up at the CRACK OF DAWN, knocking on the He-Man-Way's door to go apple picking. They were all semi-awake at 7:30 am, not quite ready for my 7:38 am arrival. We did get going on the road to Abbotsford by about 8 am, so not bad at all. Really. I don't leave the house to go to work until 8:30, so the fact that I was up at all was pretty much a miracle. And to be on the road with another adult and 2 kids and not be grumpy? We were doing all right! We weren't the first ones at the farm, but we were definitely in the top 5 visitors on opening day. We started picking apples... then moved on to the plum trees - absolutely dripping with fruit. It was crazy, actually. And picked a few pears for good measure. We will be eating fruit for weeks. I'll also share some with my pals at work. We (and by we, I mean, Johanna) dragged the kids and the fruit back to the field to see the animals. Poor Johanna - she was the beast of burden. Being a horse is not all it's cracked up to be. Some of the animals we visited included: Chickens - including a rooster. A pony and a goat. And lots of sunflowers. It was a dreamy, fun day. The weather was beautiful and the trees were absolutely covered with fruit. The pumpkins were also looking very good. I picked up a white pumpkin and some little sugar pumpkins for roasting up and eating. I also remembered to bring my film camera - the pentax with the long lens. I have no idea at all how the photos will turn out. I put the camera on auto, and since there was no autofocus, I did my best to focus manually. I pick those photos up tomorrow after 4 o'clock. I will be pleased if just 1 turns out. All my photos can be see here if you like photos of delicious apples! Also, the farm we went to is called Willow View Farms in Abbotsford. I just love that place.