One of many things on our Fall Bucket List was to bring Lennox apple picking. This sounds like no big deal to many, but in Texas – we have almost no options or orchard’s available to go picking at. Texas isn’t exactly the easiest place to grow apples, especially living in an urban area!
I had always heard about Henrietta Creek Orchard in Roanoke, TX but usually it is never open to the public. When I saw that they were going to open to the public this year I was so excited and knew I had to bring Lennox! So when we got the chance to head out there this past weekend, Lennox was ready to pick some apples! This small apple orchard, located just on the outside of the city is perfect for children. Typically open to school field trips only, it really is centered around the idea of teaching children about farming, apples and nature. Watching Lennox be excited about picking her first apple and putting it into her apple bag was so great. For some reason, the fact that it had a leaf too, made her giggle!Although there were many apples on every tree – we had fun picking one or two from a number of trees and moving on to another area – exploring all the different rows of trees! Being in the “Tree Cave” (a more dense area of trees), was fun too! Dad even tried to reach for the nice red apples way up high! Lots of beautiful apples!Once we had picked about 20 apples, we decided that was enough for some apple sauce and apple cobbler and decided to stop so that there were plenty of apples for everyone else! We then went exploring everything else Henrietta Creek Orchard has to offer. They have many other gardens, including a pizza garden, herb garden, and a butterfly garden! They even have some chickens that are fun to watch for a few minutes.
No trip is complete during the fall, without a fall farm picture! Oh, and it’s football season – so LEnnox had to wear her cowboys jersey (sorry Papa … bring her a Patriots one!) It was a great way to spend a Sunday morning and I would recommend heading out this next weekend if you live in the DFW area! It’s a great way to teach your kids about how apples grow – Just in time for Johnny Appleseed’s birthday (learn more about why I mention that later this week)!