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.
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.
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.
As high as the palms.
Sweet Chloe likes the little apples that fit so perfectly in her delicate hands.
A touch of sweetness.
The children happy with their basketful of apples.
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.