In many parts of the country, Fall is a glorious season. The weather cools and the heat backs off, but it’s still nice enough to spend time outside. The leaves begin to turn colors and the world becomes beautiful in an entirely different way than during the summer months, where green reigns king. For many families, there are many fall activities to take advantage of.
Going to a pumpkin patch is often considered to be a quintessential fall activity. A pumpkin patch has a wide array of delights, not least of all finding the perfect pumpkin. As pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes, there is no doubt that there is the perfect pumpkin out there for everyone at just about every pumpkin patch, from the littlest of kids to the most grown up of adults.
A pumpkin patch will also offer other delights as well, such as food that invokes the delights of the Fall seasons. Apple donuts, for instance, are common, as is pumpkin pie and pumpkin seeds. And once you bring your pumpkin home, you can not only carve it but cook and eat the seeds as well, something that is appealing to a wide variety of people, as pumpkin seeds are highly able to be customized in the ways in which they are prepared.
The pumpkin patch will also often offer activities like farm activities. Petting zoos are common at the typical pumpkin patch, allowing kids of all ages to get up close and personal with some fuzzy friends. Jay rides are also common and are particularly fun for children, though they can most certainly be enjoyed by all. All in all, the typical pumpkin patch is a great place to be for just about anyone on a brisk and sunny fall day.
But if you’ve already visited your local pumpkin patch, you might decide to instead check out the nearest apple orchard. Apple orchards have many of the same Autumn activities except for the fact that you, of course, bring home apples instead of pumpkins. When you bring home apples from an apple orchard, there are so many different things you can do with them.
For one, you can make apple pie. Apple pie is considered to be an American staple, and apple pie that is made with the apples gathered from apple picking is truly a labor of love. On top of making apple pie, baking apples themselves is also common, and is a great way to satisfy your craving for something sweet while still remaining at least a little health conscious. A homemade apple donate is another culinary delight that fills many kitchens around the country with its warm and utterly inviting smells.
But aside from providing the comforts and coziness of Fall, the typical apple orchard or pumpkin patch can also provide the perfect backdrop for special occasions. For instance, an apple orchard wedding has grown popular in recent years, as apple orchards are not only highly accessible, but incredibly aesthetically pleasing as well. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that they provide a certain element of rustic charm.
After all, the trend of rustic weddings has grown to be huge and nearly all encompassing – and it is one trend that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Rustic weddings have taken the place of ballroom weddings for many people, and having your wedding at an apple orchard is certain to add a great deal of rustic authenticity, something that is likely to be popular among many couples that are soon to be wed.
Of course, other fall activities abound. Jumping in a pile of leaves, for example, is still a common practice among children. Drinking hot chocolate and hot cider before a fire is perfect for the nights when the world becomes child and frost settles over the ground. And for the adults who are looking to become part of the fall festivities, wine tasting is a great way to do so.
From the pumpkin patch to the vineyard to the apple orchard to your very own home, Fall can be enjoyed in many ways.