Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall is one of my favorite seasons...

Yesterday was sunny and chilly but an overall gorgeous Fall day. After church we headed to the highest point in Bowling Green to Jackson's Orchard. We got there 30 minutes before they opened and parking was easy. They were ready for business. The pumpkins were huge and the prices just knocked me over they were so low. We started in the fun area where they had a huge slide and petting zoo for children. However, I was happy to see all the little animals. They are just adorable I tell ya. We were lucky as there were no lines for the huge slides and Bri got to experience the fun at least 6 times. She loved the fun. The goats and the llama's were my favorite. They loved being hand fed and it seemed the goats were not getting the attention they desired and I found them very excited to get a little love from us. They had little piggies, wiloughby, zebra, and a miniature looking Brahma bull looking animal. He sure loved to be fed and petted. After our love of "playing," I finally convinced Bri that we needed to check out the goodies in the barn and look for treats. Our intention of course was to satisfy her in order for us to do some Fall shopping. Mind you, my husband is with 3 females and we were totally soaking it all in. They really need an area with a TV and benches for all the men in order for them to remain happy. At least this is my theory. Brian does not get into the shopping and gawking as I do. Brianna had some attitude because all she could think about was the fun area which by now, had several hundred people standing in lines to slide. The inside of the barn smelled wonderful and they had free tastings of the different apples. I think my new favorite apple is the Arkansas Black Apple. Thick skinned and juicy sweet. These particular apples will last through Christmas. I learned a great deal about the process of cleaning the apple and of course...there were yummies everywhere! One of my favorite items were these fabulous baskets that you could wet them and mold them into the rounded shape you desired. We managed to leave the orchard with sweet potato's, apples, strawberry preserves, chocolate covered pretzels, fried apple pies, pumpkin bread, spaghetti squash, and we washed down a warm fried apple pie ala mode with a diet coke. The harvest was wonderful and the drive spectacular. As I stated, we arrived early and by the time we left the line of cars was all the way down the mountain and people everywhere. So, I can safely say that arriving early paid off well. As for prices, WOW! A pumpkin that we would have paid easily $25.00 for in Georgia was only $6.00. How crazy is that?! I told the cashier they needed to load up and head South with their harvest. Of course, they had pony rides, hay rides to the patch itself, and people were having birthday parties for little ones. It is quite the experience. I took 109 photos and I will share just a few with you here. Enjoy!
I love this Halloween Gourd


These baskets are simply delighful!
I love his eyelashes!
Fall is simply Fabulous FUN!
Like I said, I have mounds of photos but I just did not want to bore ya...I will scrap them!

6 comments:

Lovin' Life said...

Awesome pics Kimberly!!!!

meluv2scrap said...

Great stuff!!! Loved all the pics!

Shannon Wyman said...

Those pictures are just gorgeous Kimberly. It sounds like an utterly fantastic day.

I also love your layouts in your previous post... wow!

Kelly said...

Fantastic pics Kimberly xxx

JoanneK said...

Oh, I so love your photos! You really have a knack with the camera, your photos are always gorgeous! Love that little goat! Too cute! What a great way to spend a fall day!

rmeyfe said...

Beautiful pictures!! I love the gourd witch!!