Would you believe Nicholas has never been apple picking? I know, a staggering thought. For that matter, neither have I. We’ve been pumpkin picking, but that’s it. Waking up to a beautifully clear day, I thought some time spent apple picking might be a good family activity to serve as a distraction from a somber weekend. I found this really helpful website, pickyourown.org, where you can search by state to find pick-your-own places in your local area. A quick search uncovered Wightman’s Farms, a place I’ve heard of, but never visited.
Apple picking, pumpkin picking, a corn maize, a hayride through their 51 acres, a kids play area, pumpkin slingshot, homemade pies … more than enough to keep us busy and definitely a popular place. He had a blast choosing which apples to pick and was a pro at snatching them off the branches in no time. We came home with a mixed variety, some for him to snack on during the week, and some we plan to turn into applesauce (have a good recipe to share?). Nicholas already asked if we could go back, and I promised we would with my stepdaughter next weekend.