Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fall Fun: Apple Orchard

Our state is certainly not known for apple orchards; in fact, I think there are less than a dozen in all of Colorado, and probably less than three in our local area.  But, we found a wee (historic) one not too far from home, and made a Saturday morning visit.

The big draw for Dallin and the kids were the apple cider doughnuts they advertised, and we were not disappointed--melt-in-your mouth apple-spice goodness!  We also sampled some of their homemade apple cider, meet the farm animals, and took a hay ride.  For a few dollars you could feed carrots to the horses, I did, and had my entire hand engulfed inside the mouth of a horse, which included a good deal of horse slobber.  He-he!  Cheap entertainment!!

Quintessential red doors on a historic, renovated barn
We said hello to their chickens, turkeys, and peacocks
Fed the Percheron draft horses.  Everything about them is huge.
Hay ride through the orchard, including many heirloom varieties


Jane said...

That brings back memories of my childhood. I do love a good apple orchard.