Apple Picking at Jones Creek Farm
Oftentimes, I would like the busyness of life to slow down. This is one of the many reasons I enjoy visiting farms throughout Washington state and beyond. Over the Summer, our son has grown like a weed, his hair has taken on the most delicious buttery blond highlights and his clothes once huge now look small. When we visit a farm it is like a mini escape. Time almost stands still. We can shut out the world and focus on what we are doing or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery around us. I have many romantic notions about what life on a farm would be. Mainly, I just want the end result without all the hard work involved. Ha!
This past weekend we drove up to Jones Creek Farm for a little apple picking and a scenic drive of sorts. We stopped at Calico Cupboard for lunch and made certain to pick up a couple of toffee bars for the drive home. Once at Jones Creek Farm we pretty much had the place to ourselves. We walked up and down the rows of apples and pears and were almost overwhelmed by the abundance before our eyes. We live in a place where we have access to some of the freshest, most beautiful produce in the country and I believe it is paramount that my son learns where his food comes from.
Immediately, Jasper made certain to fill his arms with apples and his hands with sticks. It is a funny characteristic of his, but he loves to have his arms full. I like to think this trait will serve him well one day in the future.
Apple picking with a toddler is more like an apple buffet. Jasper loaded up his arms and proceeded to eat a majority of each apple. He would also pick apples off the ground and take a bite out of them and then put them back. Funny kid!
Since Jasper refused to nap on the way up, by the time we got around to apple picking it coincided with his nap time. He tried to fight off sleep for a long time mainly because he did not want to put his apple down, but he eventually figured out he could rest his apple on his shoulder and then fall deep asleep.
Always busy, always scheming up trouble.
Lately, I have not been good about remembering to get in front of the camera. So here is my arm to prove I was there and ate an apple or two in the process.
Jones Creek Farm: 32260 Burrese Rd, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Call for hours and to see what they are picking (360) 391-3904