We have picked a lot of apples this fall, but since we didn't realize we could until they had begun to fall there were many on the ground too that were rotten. We learned that these can spread disease to the trees. Since we have a compostable rubbish bin along with our regular bins we have been gathering the yucky apples and fallen branches as we can.
The children just adore the orchard. Working in the trees reveals some basic gender differences. The girls reach for apples one at a time, carefully depositing them into their bags. The boys just LOVE picking up fallen apples. You can see by the looks on their faces. I was just amazed at their enthusiasm. Wanna know why they look so gleeful?
Two at a time were pitching apples from one side of the orchard towards the bin. Another one would lift the lid just so, creating a backboard of sorts for the apples to slam into. They were keeping score of how many buckets they made. At least until it looked as though there was a fair possibility of someone getting clocked by flying fruit and I had to put the kibosh on that.
So yeah, that's how we get our kicks around here. <g>
I hope your weekend is full of chores-made-games, crazy laughter, and antics of all kinds.