Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Apple Orchard Field Trip

  Our first field trip was a great success! We went to the Apple Hill Orchard in Morganton, NC.

First we made a stop at Freedom Park to try out their climbing, sliding, swinging fun.

We were glad our student intern could come, too.

Then we got back on the bus for a short ride to the orchard.  This was the first bus trip for some.

Here we are!

Our guide took us to the sorting room where the apples roll down the conveyer belt.  The are sorted by size and quality.  Some will go the store, some will be made into cider, and the rest will be sold for deer food.

Then we found out about bees and honey -- they are very helpful for apple trees.

We took a look at the very COOL storage room next -- it made us shiver!

Then we got to taste the cider and 2 kinds of apples. We even got to fill a bag with apples to bring home!

Now it was time for the last adventure -- a ride in a wagon through the apple orchard.  There were many kinds of apples growing on the trees. 

It was a lot of fun and we were glad Nate's mom and Aniyah's mom came along, too.
There were some very tired kids -- and teachers -- at the end of the day!

1 comment:

  1. Great report from a wonderful-looking field trip! I love apples!


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