Friday, November 21, 2008

Snowline, Oak Glen

This was a field-trip we took back in October. It was so beautiful up in Oak Glen, and the weather was perfect. As we walked through the orchard the smell of apples was unbelievably delicious. We made apple cider and watched the apple sorting machine. We sampled the apple cider doughnuts and tried not to get hit by the falling chestnut seed pods falling from California's oldest chestnut tree.

Use those muscles Trevor. This is the cider press. First you had to chop up the apples.

Then you turned the press and out came the cider. It was delicious.

Happy Valley Ranch, How Cute!

I had never seen a chestnut tree before. Those spiky little balls are the seed pods. The picnic tables were under this tree, and it was harvest time for the chestnuts. Needless to say it was an adventurous lunch.

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