Monday, September 26, 2016

Peck &Bushel apple orchard

This weekend we decided it was the perfect time to squeeze in a visit to the apple orchard. Going to the apple orchard has become one of my very favorite yearly traditions. It's definitely worth all of the work to head out there now with the five of us. And it's still so wild to say, the five of us! We decided to change it up a little bit and visit a different orchard this year. I heard about  Peck and Bushel Organic Fruit Co. via Miltown Mom's. Do you guys follow/read Miltown Mom's?! If you don't you should because they're an amazing resource for local mother's and provide all sorts of info on free family-friendly events and activities in and around Milwaukee! The other day I was catching up on my Instagram and saw that the only organic apple farm in Wisconsin is only about a 30 mn drive outside of the city where we are. I thought why not head over and check it out in person. I love being able to buy local and organic as much as I can and this was the perfect time to support a local and organic orchard first-hand!
It's always so amazing to see how the boys experience apple picking every year as they grow. This year Cristian was all about finding and picking as much fruit as he could from the ground. Right where he could reach! I love that they don't care about getting dirty or messy and just have so much fun. He ate abound 2 whole apples while we picked and I don't know how many more once we got home haha! Pretty sure he'll be okay with his fiber intake for the next few days! 
You all know how much I love to babywear but I ended up forgetting my baby carrier and ended up having to hold Lucia the entire time. But it all worked out because she is such a huge fan of facing outward. She loves looking around and see what's going on. And when we talk to her we have to face her because she really likes to see our faces and know that we're close. I just love watching her grow. She's getting so strong now.
Year's from now when we look back at these pictures I know I won't remember how tired I was or how much work it was to head out here. But instead we'll see how little they were, their mouths full of apples, and be so thankful for these little moments and that we did it all anyway.
He really is the best papi and this has got to be my favorite capture of him and Lucia so far.
I think next year we'll head out here sooner in the season because I had a sample of the Riverbelle and was so sad when I found out they were all out. However, we fell in love with the taste and quality of the Honeycrisp. I say this in all honesty, you can taste the difference of these apples. They're so fresh, crisp and it's always great to know that they're not covered in chemicals.
A boy and his apples.
Gabriel was so helpful and excited about apple picking. Three can be such a challenging age so far but it can also be just as endearing. Now that he's learning how to be polite and remembers saying thank you's and you're welcome's he often goes, "thank you so much for making this for me, Mami!" Or, "I'm having so much fun-thank you!" And I'm over here like who are you?! My heart just about explodes and I often ask myself, how'd I get so lucky? He also freaked out a few times because, "the ladybugs are biting me!" Right now lady bugs are bees and any other insect hehe! We're working on that ;)
If you want an orchard with the hayrides and trains this isn't the spot for you. But if you want a more quiet experience walking, picking, and eating apples then this is the perfect spot for you and your family. We really enjoyed eating our own little lunch, and snacking on their caramel apples on their picnic tables before walking up to the orchard. It's a beautifully wooded area and I'm so bummed I forgot to snap a picture. But I guess that means you'll have to visit to experience it yourself ;)




I can't wait to visit again and can't make more time for all  the Autumn goodness before the season is over.

For those wondering you can get my sweater here, and my boots are from here.

Wishing you a great week ahead!

2 comments:

  1. Que bellos! Love the picture of dad and Lucia! So sweet! We went apple Picking yesterday too! So fun! Xo

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    1. gracias, Veronica! aw that's so awesome! I hope you all had an amazing time- xo!

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