Saturday the sun finally came out after days of dreariness. I wanted to get out and do something other than working on Radiance Manor. While I do love doing all the things to the house, I don’t necessarily want to do it all the time, you know? Besides – with gorgeous fall weather you just have to get out in it!
Hicks Orchard is kind of in the middle of nowhere, but it’s a pretty drive.
Hicks has a U-pick, but they are done with that for the season, which is okay because we didn’t want that many apples LOL!
Move over pumpkin:
Hicks has a store where they sell all kinds of local products, not just apples.
There is a cider press:
Golden wall of honey:
Homemade cider donuts!
We bought some critter food and went out to the goat pen.
They have their own Habitrail, which is pretty cool:
Of course, they see the cone and come running!
Does anyone else thing goat eyes are really alien looking?
Nom, nom, nom:
Hicks also has a hard cider winery.
They were sampling hard ciders and I wanted to try some.
There was ‘regular’ hard cider and sparkling hard cider, which I quite liked. In fact, I bought a bottle to bring to our Thanksgiving dinner!
Of course, there are just apples for sale with a chart on all the different kinds:
We also bought a new to us kind of apple:
And, of course, you knew we wouldn’t be leaving without a cider donut!
Nothing like a fresh, fresh donut. Yummers! The coffee was small though – tiny.
Now we have a bunch of apples and apple products at home 😀
It was just a gorgeous day to be outside and exploring!