Thursday, October 28, 2010

Steele Apple Orchard

In September, we joined other families from our home school co-op at the Steele Apple Orchard in Cullman. We were able to tour the apple orchard, and they had 4 stations set up for us to learn more about apples and their farm. After the tour, the kids each received a goody bag with an apple, apple crisps, and a coloring sheet of Johnny Appleseed.
At the 1st station, the kids got to listen to a bee keeper and see the inside of a hive.
Next, they listened to one of employees talk about the life cycle of an apple tree and taste different apples. They also got to see an apple peelers/corer in action.
Next, they went inside and got to pick apples from a large crate and put them in the "washing machine". They also learned the ABC's of apples.
A= Awesome to eat
B= Bruised but good for Baking
C= perfect for the Critters
Watching the apples come out all fresh and clean.
Lastly, they got to go outside for apple painting.
They were showing off their apple prints
C with the Bee Lady. He is trying to pull her stinger out.
Z sticking out her imaginary stinger
M just posing

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