No dogs allowed *thumbs up*

Going to the orchard is honestly my favorite thing to do in the Fall. Yes...Tuesday was the first day of Autumn! The memory of cider, doughnuts, and playing like a child again always brings me back. I'm never bored. I'm never worried that people may think of me as silly. I'm just me.  I don't know why, but orchards and parks just do that to me. :) So, seeing the above sign made me much happier! (if anyone doesn't know the reason for my dislike of dogs, comment below. I'll tell you the funny story there. )
They have all kinds of exotic animals! There are goats, horses, ducks, peacocks, lamas, donkeys, camels, pigs, sheep, zebra, kangaroos, and my personal favorite, birds! I didn't know that they could have so different animals in one place! And, add that it is free..well, this place rocks. haha


This is a view from on top of a hill. On this hill (which has stairs so you can walk up it) there is what used to be an apple shoot and is now a wonderfully long slide. I don't know why I didn't grab a photo of it... *blushing* I really wasn't thinking... oh bother.. I didn't even get a shot of the amazingly, awesome, firetruck that you can get in and actually pretend drive!  Remind me to take some pictures of it next time. ;)

The birds!
 They have this room see, that you can walk into and they are able to fly all around you. I once had one beautiful green bird land on my hand. In the one second that I didn't breath I was amazed by how light it was. It was calm, yet it gave me a feeling of extreme excitement. I'll never forget that day; in fact I wrote that in my journal when I was 11. See? I told you we have been going to this place for a loongg time. Haha!

We came a little later than we usually do. So, sadly they were out of doughnuts. But, hey, we chose something healthier instead! A bag of apples with some caramel dip. Okay....the caramel wasn't exactly healthy....but it was good! We also got some apple cider. Mmm! Thanks Mom and Dad! ♥
   Then, me and my sisters (Bree  and Sarah) we found some delicious devious looking cookies. We choice the middle on the top. I wanted the middle in the bottom row (I thought it looked better, but I was outvoted. Haha). So, it wasn't wonderful, they were pretty good for the $0.33 we each spent.

 Overall, I must say that I think this was my favorite trip to the orchard ever...well, that is, until I go next year. I love being outdoors, and what better way then at an orchard with my family? ♥

  What has God blessed you with today?
Do you like going to orchards for the fun of it? Or just for apples?

 

21 comments

  1. The cookies look wonderful!! Enjoyed the parakeet photos; reminds me of one time when we babysat our friends' 7 (?) parakeets when they went on vacation! I enjoy going to the orchard because I work there seasonally...and it is fun!

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    1. Wow, that is a lot of parakeets! That must be fun, what do you do there?

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  2. Hahaa! Hey, I thought that you wanted the cookie in the top row. Remember, you helped me persuade Sarah! ;)

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    1. Yes...yes...but, that was only because you wanted it and it would be quicker just to pick one and be over with it. ;)

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  3. Hmm.....you and Sarah are sisters? Sarah from trustinginthelorddaybyday.blogspot.com? Enjoy Autumn! :) Okay...I'm ready for the story. I must know, I'm so curious! And now I'm rambling...sorry! :)

    Sophia.xo

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    1. Haha, yes, we are! :D I'm also Bree from Coverupforchrist.com sister. :D Well, I'm not big on animals, and dogs are my least favorite of all because I'm allergic to them. :P I won't go deep into it unless you want me to. ;)

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    2. *slowly opens mouth then closes, makes eyes really wide* Whoa! I had no idea! Oh, I love Bree's blog. :) I thought you guys were just friends...oh my! I'm overwhelmed...lol! :) Oh, okay. Just wondering. ;)

      Sophia.xo

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    3. Hahaaaa! Well, we are friends, but also sisters. ;) Are you allergic to anything? Because if you were, then you would understand. :D

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    4. Haha! :) Yes I am. I'm badly allergic to cats, so I get ya. :) I am also allergic to pollen and I'm lactose intolerant, so sort of dairy. ;)

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    5. Yes! We all are sisters, we have loads of fun together. =D

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    6. They are my modest swimwear models as well, I couldn't do without them! ;)

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    7. Haha! ;) I wish I had a sister!

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  4. Hi Julia! I nominated you for "The Story Tag"!



    G.P.L. from lordsgirls.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow, a zoo combined with an orchard?!? What kind of weird thing is that? Oh, you crazy northerners! ;) Haha I do like those donuts and apple cider, and hay rides, though!! =D But I can't quite get over you not liking dogs...They're my favorite animal. =/ lol

    Have a lovely day!

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    1. Heyyy! We aren't crazy, we just know how to save money! ;) I'm sorry....I don't think my dislike would be as strong if itt wasn't for my allergy... But, dogs and I just don't mix.. :P

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  6. The cookies look delicious! I love the pictures of the animals-sounds like you had an awesome time!

    hellostrawberrie.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, they were! :D We had such a fantastic time; it is a great way to make family memories! Do you go to orchards?

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  7. Sounds like everybody had fun! Ooh, caramel and apples! Yum! I agree, the middle bottom row cookie looks better :P

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  8. Looks like an awesome place to visit! I love the picture of the bunnies (I used to have a bunch!) :)
    Rebekah

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    1. It was a lot of fun! I had never held a bunny before (they were a new addition to the orchard); they felt really sweet yet wild at the same time. It was really fun! :D

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