What a beautiful Fall day to go and pick apples at Wilson’s Orchard near Iowa City! It was so much fun to walk through the Orchard, which at first I thought was a lot but when you do it so leisurely, it was really relaxing.
Thanks to my daughter, Samantha, we had our own cloth bags to carry our sweet finds. The coolest thing, they allow you to sample all you want in the orchard. We picked an apple, took a bite, fell in love and picked till our hearts content.
Wilson’s also has a fun little gift shop full of other fun things. The smell of fresh baked apple pastries was to die for. They even offer tractor rides through the orchard and grilled lunch.
A few things I learned while visiting Wilson’s. Patience is a virtue! I can honestly admit I am not a long line type of person. Samantha will tell you she tried to warn me about the long line to purchase your prize. It was way worth the wait and the $40 I spent in apples was well worth it because the pie we baked with our September something er other apples, was YUMMY!
Bees! Good heavens! They are everywhere and those little sweet sucking dudes stole quite a few apples from me. I’d take a bite and they would land themselves right on the fresh apple. Miranda was stung by one, poor girl, that really hurts and makes you so mad. So, bring your allergy pen and some sort of bee sting remedy with you, you’ll probably need it.
Ladders! Bill holding Austin on his shoulders, was our ladder to grab those up high, almost done for the season, Honeycrisp apples we all love. Thanks guys! I did hear the tractor tour guide say they are now planting the apples in rows that are growing shorter to allow easier picking. Good job!
A fun family day!