When Fall begins, it means one of many things... picking your own apples! We visited Gizdich Ranch in Watsonville and picked strawberries and apples. It felt very invigorating to pick our own fruit. I felt very organic! The girls each had their own little bucket to put their freshly picked strawberries. Gracie had a great eye for the ready-to-be-picked strawberries. Where as for Emily, she picked whatever she could get her little hands on... green or red!
There was a sign posted that said we may "sample" the fruit, but not "graze". Unfortunately, I don't think Emily got that message. I think she had more strawberries go into her mouth than the bucket.
It was enjoyable picking the apples too. We had to help the girls somewhat to reach by holding onto them and allowing them to stretch their little arms. The girls had that proud look on their faces when picking their fruit; like they grew it themselves and were picking their prizes!
Here's Gracie showing off her beautiful strawberries.
If you look closely you can see all the strawberry residue on Emily's mouth. She LOVED the strawberries!
We will for sure do this again next year. Hopefully Emily will be able to control herself and not eat all the strawberries before paying for them! Happy picking!