Daily Archives: April 23, 2015

Schnepf Farms Peach Festival

Today was glorious! We spent the morning going Peach Picking at one of our favorite local farms.  The weather was perfect for a long stroll to grab the biggest, juiciest peaches we could find.  Emma Marie thought the smallest ones were the best…

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Schnepf Farms Peach Festival

Last year when we went Peach Picking at Schnepf Farms, it was WAY too hot and toasty to stick around.  Plus I was carrying around an extra 45 lbs-so I was HOT all the time and an emotional mess that comes with working out and not seeing any results.  But I digress…

Today was all sorts of fun! Plus Raymond and Emma Marie were begging to go back to “the real farm”, as they like to call it.

 

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 Loved going in and saying hi to everyone.

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Raymond headed right to “our bench”- where we always take one photo a trip.  Love seeing them grow through the seasons, and now years.  Today they were sending us out-way out past the normal orchards so we actually got to get back in our car and take a dirt road through the historic part of the farm to the back orchard.  I could not believe that there was no one else there.

We were able to park right next to the orchard on a dirt path so I left my backpack I had packed to the brim with supplies that would’ve been necessary on a long hike out to the usual orchard and instead just got to carry my camera and ENJOY the moment.

 

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Raymond helped carry the crate and took off finding the PERFECT tree for picking.

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We hiked to the very back of the farm and he found THE tree.

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The smaller, the better… she actually picked quite a few and didn’t take a bite until after Raymond asked if he could eat one.  Thankful that this year no one took a bite out of every single peach-which led to a peach-tastrophy of ripened peaches at home that were needing to be eaten in one day.  A good problem to have-yet I’m glad we will be able to eat these over the next couple of days.

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They gobbled down a peach and we headed back with our goods.

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They ate through three more peaches in the car on the way home, a piece.   Loved our adventure to the farm today.  When we got home before getting a fresh batch of clothes on(for all) I cleaned out the car as they ran around with their trucks and created rock sandcastles.  Awe, the life of a kid.  Our sugar-soaked clothes are in the wash and the car is wiped down.  Now all we need is to take a trip with the whole family so that we can grab a couple more.

Messes make memories.

Sweet, sweet memories.

 

Do you go peach picking in the spring?  Or apple picking in the fall?

 

We would go apple-picking in the fall but apples are one of Raymond’s allergies(he immediately throws up upon ingesting)- hoping he grows out of that allergy because I would love to add apple-picking to our list of family traditions!