Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Peach Picking (sorry, apples). And an angry goat.

FavAuntie and I headed out to Smolak's farm (in my home town, woot woot!) yesterday, as planned.  We tried to wake the babies up in time to make the last hayride but, alas, getting two babies diapered and dressed always takes longer than I think it should.  Still, it was worth the trip.  First stop was the farmstand.  We zipped right by the fruit and veggies and headed straight for the toy/donut section.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that they sell Schleich toys - I heard of these from RaJen Reviews here.  I have a bucket of animals (a la Target) that look real (as opposed to cartoony-looking) but the dog and pig are too small for my mouthy babies to play with.  FavAuntie bought them the big Schleich pig and dog so now their farm is complete!  And then she treated us grown-ups to some cider donuts. (insert Homer drooling noise here)

Donuts in hand, we made our way towards the farm animals to get some picks before it got too dark.  The babies were rightfully scared by the goat and llama.  The llama had crazy, blue ostrich-y eyes and the goat was mental and trying to break through the wire fence to eat my new stroller.  He actually managed to get his head out far enough to lick the handle.  Awesome.

Then, we checked out the play area for more photo ops.  Collette and Sebastian had fun getting their pictures taken on the tractor/truck.  Collette was a little too excited and kept trying to reach for the steering wheel so it was hard to get a good shot of them sitting still.  Shocker, I know.  We let them wander around the back of the truck and they enjoyed that even more.

(Collette looks so much bigger than Sebastian - peanut boy!)

We finally made our way to the orchards where we realized that they were having a deal on peach picking - $0.99 per pound!  I already have some apples from my CSA so we just did the peaches.  Picked about 4lbs and am thinking of doing a peach crisp, same topping as my strawberry rhubarb crisp.  Always a crowd pleaser.  Not that a plan to share it with crowd. :)

Lastly, here is a pic of FavAuntie with the nuggets - love it when aunties do double duty!


  1. Sounds like a fun day! Great pictures!

  2. The crisp is going to be delicious, I'm sure. I made a peach-cherry crisp when cherries were unbelievably cheap. Yummmm ...

  3. Sounds like a successful outing!! Did the kiddos enjoy the fresh peaches?

  4. rachel said its a llama?? hahahaaha


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