Monday, September 30, 2013

Apples, Pumpkins and Goats Oh My!

This weekend I went apple picking with my mom and nieces. It is something we do every year and it is one of my favorite traditions!  Our favorite place to go is Tougas Family Farm in Northboro, MA.  They have a little bit of everything - apple picking, pumpkins, amazing bakery, playground and GOATS!  I think I like it so much because the goats are so cute and fun!

So get ready for your picture overload.  If you know me well you know I can't just take a few pictures of my adorable nieces. . . nope I must take 682! Ha! 

Peyton and Ella were SO excited to go apple picking.  My mom picked them up and I met the 3 of them at the farm (since we were coming from opposite directions it was easiest to meet there). She told me when she got to their house they practically tackled her and couldn't wait to go.  They were like that the whole time we were there.  It is so much fun to see things through their eyes.

Ella 4.5 years old

Peyton (almost) 6 years old

We took the ride back since our bag of apples was so heavy! We picked mostly Galas which are my favorite!  The girls must have eaten 3 or 4 apples each.  There is nothing better than a fresh picked apple.  So crisp and yummy!

I love pumpkins!  There is just something so pretty about a field filled with pumpkins. Am I right?!

This is our annual picture in front of the sign! They are getting SO big!

Here are all of my little friends.  Aren't they the cutest!?  They are so friendly and as soon as they see you by the food they line up and put their heads through the fence.  They are really gentle and the girls LOVE feeding them.  I mean they really really love it.

Ella and Peyton have very different styles.  Ella is all about talking to the goats and making friends with them before offering them food.  Then she literally gives them like 1 or 2 little tiny pieces.  Her food last twice as long as Peyton's due to this.

Peyton on the other hand, also an animal lover, just dives right in and starts feeding them handfuls of food!  She likes the "baby ones" the best.

That goat with the big horns (antlers?!) was a bully!  He kept hitting his head against the fence to try to scare the other goats away.  Ella thought he was funny and kept going back to feed him!

Oh and did I mention that they have cider donuts!?  I bought a 1/2 dozen and pretty much ate all of them by myself.  Peyton loves them too so she helped.  They are SO yummy!!!

We could have stayed at the farm for several more hours but it was getting near dinner time so we dragged the girls away.  They did not want to leave.  They had so much fun.  We took a quick pit stop at a farm store on the same street.  They have a really nice pumpkin display so we figured we take MORE pictures since we certainly did not have enough!

So there ya have it.  It was tons of fun and my mom and I always have just as much fun as the kids.

I did a few other things this weekend (including a blate with Amy) and I'll be blogging about that and more soon!

Linking up with Leeann!


  1. What fun pictures! Looks like everyone had a great time :)


  2. They're very cute.

    I love love love cider donuts.

    Great photos!

  3. I went to Tsougas last year so we went to Smolak this year. Your nieces are SO adorable I can barely stand it :)
    So glad you had so much fun!! xo

  4. SO cute!! I think the older Peyton gets, the more she kinda favors you!! :)

  5. I think that apple orchards and pumpkin patch outings are one of my favorite family activities. We go every year and the kids always look forward to it. This year though I made my own donuts at home. :)

  6. That looks so fun! I'd love to go apple picking! And holy wow-- Peyton looks so much like you!

  7. this looks os fun! I have never gone apple picking!