Apple Harvest

Apple Orchard

Apple Orchard

Looking out our living room window and across the pond, we have a beautiful view of the apples orchard. Cheeky squirrels scurry up the branches to steal the fruit and hoard it in their holes for their winter meal.

 

A basket full of apples

A basket full of apples

The children all gathered their baskets and set out to harvest some apples. The farm had been neglected for many years. Now that we have bought it a bit of love, good care and compost should bring the sweet juiciness back into these little fuji apples.

Many of our apples have been eaten by birds and squirrels but at least they left us some.

 

I picked it

I picked it

Sprightly the children nimbly climbed into the trees to pluck each apple from a branch. The ladder was used for those high up on skinny branches.

 

Belle flying high

Belle flying high

As high as the palms.

 

Little Chloe munching away

Little Chloe munching away

Sweet Chloe likes the little apples that fit so perfectly in her delicate hands.

Rosie fuji

Rosie fuji

A touch of sweetness.

Sania and Misae with their basket full

Sania and Misae with their basket full

The children happy with their basketful of apples.

 

Autumn Table

Autumn Table

The children at Spirit Mountain School had as much fun as the squirrels during the harvest season. We all enjoyed apple desserts and juices. They spent an afternoon peeling, slicing and coring the remaining apples and hung them to dry which made delicious treats!

They have been busy crafting little autumn fairies for their Autumn table. They visited and explored our neighbors ranch to gather pinecones as they have many pine trees lining the pathways to make these sweet little fairies. Magic Onions has a wonderful autumn fairy tutorial to follow should you wish to make some.