Embracing a Healthy Family: Homeschool Field Trip to County Line Orchard in Hobart, Indiana

Homeschool Field Trip to County Line Orchard in Hobart, Indiana

We officially started off the school year and already had our first field trip.  I think it's important to have the children engage in hands on activities to supplement their learning schedules.  The County Line Orchard in Hobart, Indiana was not our first trip to an orchard but surprisingly, it was the first time we actually picked from the many apple varieties and had the kids pick their own apples.  They were excellent apple pickers and even had a chance to learn which variety was good for snacking and baking.  

We started out taking a tractor ride to the sunflowers but much to our dismay, they were either not in bloom yet or perhaps picked over already.  It was one of the things we were looking forward to.  We continued on past the maze which looked very inviting and had a Chicago Cubs theme.  On the short ride over, we made it to the rows of apple trees.  After we filled our bags, we made our way back to the inside barn and purchased an apple pie, apple doughnuts, pumpkin doughnuts and a couple of single cookies.  My youngest, 10, devoured two pumpkin doughnuts and proclaimed they were the best doughnuts ever!  My oldest said the apple pie beat out the local bakery we thought was the best. 

We were told by a couple of other customers that not all of the activities were open as the County Line Orchard is a big weekend gathering for people.  They have many activities:

    • U-Pick Apples
    • U-Pick Pumpkins
    • Bee Yurts that houses hundreds of bees
    • U-Pick Sunflowers
    • Barnyard Jams
    • Corn Mazes
    • Moo Choo Train
    • Gift Store and much more!

Overall, we had a fun time and did manage to learn a bit about apples.  We're not done yet as next will be baking with apples which utilizes math and life skills.  Stay tuned!

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