Keeping up with this month's theme of "past adventures that we haven't been able to blog about as well as what's happening currently", this blog will be about picking apples at Paradise Valley Orchard. (Well, that link seems like it hasn't been updated in a long time, use their Facebook here). Paradise Valley Orchard is a real nice farm outside the very small town of Paradise, Utah.
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A little history, we have gone to PVO every year since we've been in Utah. We normally went there to pick pumpkins for Halloween but 2 years ago, they changed ownership and stopped growing pumpkins (though, this year they had a small patch). We probably have pictures of the past years but all I could dig up on Flickr were from 2010:
and 2011 (which was actually across the street from PVO):
This year we have gone twice, once on September 15th and once on September 30th, both times to pick apples. On September 15th, Jovie and Olsen loved riding in the wagon.
and eating apples in the wagon
Some of the apples were quite infested with bugs
but looked very nice!
This baby had a great time standing and eating:
Olsen became a master apple picker
Of course, after a long day of picking apples, the kids needed to calm down and play some. So they played on the playground some.
Olsen found a grove of Aspen trees
The standing baby found some apples at her height
On September 30th, Olsen and Jovie got to go with Ben and his family for apple picking again. They loved being in the wagon together
I parked the wagon under an apple tree so that the kids could pick some apples. Ben didn't realize it until a little bit later. He has a funny reaction
Back in the wagon
Jovie and the boys found a humongous and extremely hairy bunny. Jovie didn't notice it until a little later.
The kids may go again soon to get pumpkins (across the street though since PVO is nearly out). Here is the set for Pictures of Apple Picking at Paradise Valley Orchard.
Ok, I did some digging and found some photos from 2008 at PVO:
...and with a little more digging, I found a picture from 2007: