Nice to Meet You, Carrigan Farm!
For me, Labor Day represents more than just sales (though that’s always a plus 🙂 ) and end of summer vacation, it also serves as a notice that Fall is coming! 🙂 To kick off the day, Bubble and I went apple picking, a quintessential fall tradition. 🙂
We headed to Carrigan Farm, just 50 miles from Charlotte. I supposed we arrived relatively late in the afternoon, the farm was surprisingly idle.
After we got our large bag, our guide directed us to where the apple trees are. Just a short walk past the field of greens. Just a tip, she explained, we should try the apples to determine if they were ripe enough to our liking.
Rows and rows of red and golden apples ready to be picked! 🙂
To my surprise, these apple ‘trees’ looked more like apple ‘brushes’. I was expecting to see a garden of tall trees with sturdy trunk and limbs and apples clustered on its branches. Quite the contrary, my friend. These are actually scientifically modified dwarf apple ‘trees’. I guess it is easier for picking, especially for short people, like me. 🙂
Bubble picked a red shiny apple from the first brush. Sweet and crunchy! 🙂 As we walk down the aisle, we tried a couple more apples. A tart one and a powder-y one.
Opposite from the apple section is another green field. Upon investigation, that’s the pumpkin patch! Little green pumpkin sprouting beneath the leaf. Oo, can’t wait until Halloween! 🙂
Not too far up the hill is a small petting zoo. A few goats were roaming around the pen. Two silly goats were wrestling for the top platform.
I wanted to pet this brown fella, but he refused my affection. So I proceeded to pet his buddy instead, then this brown fella kept nudging his buddy out of the way. I sense some jealousy issue here! 🙂
In addition to the boundless green field, there is a pond. It looks rather picturesque! 🙂 We took a break on the landing and just absorbed in the nature. 🙂
After picking apples for another hour, we came home with a bag brimful of apples! 🙂 Just the perfect Sunday date. 🙂