We have had quite a few pickers the past 2 weekends and it is fun to watch the little ones pick their first apple. They get so excited and, a lot of times, start eating it as soon as they pick it. It warms my heart to see families come out and make a day of it at the orchard. We had hoped from the beginning that a trip to Shade Tree would become an annual event for families and every time someone says, “we come every year,” I feel validated. We continue to look for ways to improve the experience and adding sunflowers was a good move. We are already planning the sunflower patch for next year and the enhancements we will make to the venue. They are just so pretty!
This fall will be a fun one with lots of activities going on. The first big event will be on September for the 2nd annual Experience Robertson County. It is an opportunity to visit all 11 towns in the county and see what makes each one unique. It was such a fun day last year and we know this year will be bigger and better. We are so appreciative to the Chamber for letting us be a part of this special event.
We still have apples to pick and,hopefully, will start making cider this week. It is a good week for that as the temperatures are unseasonably low which makes for great apple picking weather, too! Good times.