This morning was a great start to a long weekend. We slept in (which for this week meant getting up about 7:15) after the switch from Daylight Savings. We had some breakfast and coffee and took Aven to her last swim lesson for this session. Afterwards we headed out to nearby Applefarm: Bellewood Acres. Although a chilly and windy day it was beautiful as well. We toured the farm store with new distillery (vodka & brandy), tastes of about 8 of their 20 varieties of local apples grown right on the farm, cider doughnuts, fresh jams, barbeque sauce and other fun novelties and a showing of local artists work (both a wood turner and a photographer). Aven liked to watch the forklifts moving big things. We rented a golf cart for $5 and then did the self-guided tour around the property. It was fun to see all the apple trees and varieties as well s the cows and horses on the neighboring property. We went to the packing plant too and saw how the apples are sorted by a machine into sizes and then hand wiped and stickered and boxed for shipment. All of the employees were very nice and welcoming. It was a relaxing trip to visit a local farm and a nice day to see the sunshine even if it was a bit cold. Aven seemed to enjoy herself too.
|Aven riding the large rocking horse outside the farm store|
|riding in the golf cart|
|Aven & Mommy (2 months to go for #2)|
|Happy family photo|