Friday, September 19, 2008

The Apples of My Eye

We had a great day at the apple orchard.  If you live in the area where I do and you are looking for a great, family friendly, Christ-centered place to spend the day, you must go to Royal Oak Farm Orchard.    It is totally worth the drive.  The grounds are beautiful.  For $6.50, you can pick five of your own apples, take a hay ride, eat an apple cider donut, watch a movie in a teepee about apples, bees, pollination, and honey, visit a petting zoo, play on the grounds, visit their market and gift shoppe, and drink a half pint of fresh apple cider.  We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day.  The wonderful thing about this particular orchard is that they openly talk about God's creation and they teach the children that it is because of Him and His wonderful ways that the apples can even grow on the trees.  They taught us about the cooperation that occurs between the farmers and the bees and how they are such great "workers."  If it weren't for the bees, we wouldn't have apples.  (This gave me a new appreciation for the bees.  : )

Definitely a wonderful place to visit if you ever get the chance.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Julie V. said...


I'll be going to Royal Oaks in October on a field trip with my homeschool support group! We are really looking forward to it!!!!

I absolutely love Fall and all the fun activities that come with this wonderful season.

Thanks for sharing.


Tonya said...

I'm going on a field trip there with my son and I'm so excited. I went there a few years back and have wanted to back to visit again and now I get too with my son's class. So excited!

Jody said...

Oh, what fun! I keep meaning to ask you if you have ever been to the Jelly Belly warehouse in Pleasnt Prairie, WI? It is just across the IL/WI border off of
94. They have a free tour where they show little videos of how the candy is made. Then at the end everyone gets free samples. The best part is it is free. It doesn't take more than half an hour. When we lived in IL the kids and I would go often. I got bored about the third time, but my kids loved it every time. We were stationed at Great Lakes (near Waukegan) and it took about half an hour for us to get there. It is really nice to do to break up a day in the winter when it is way too cold to get outside.

Kari said...

Cute pics of the boys! I hope we'll get a trip in to the orchard soon. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Kari said...

BTW, Caden looks sooooo much like you. Freaky!