Saturday, October 26, 2013

Saturday Snapshot-Farm Tour

Last weekend our area hosted a farm tour weekend.  Some local farms were open to visitors to learn about what they do and how things work.

We visited Pappy's Orchard and watched how apples are sorted and washed.  The apples were dumped on this conveyor belt and rolled to a washing area.

After being washed they were dried by being rolled over this cloth.
Then the rolled down an area with holes for different size apples that they rolled into depending on when they fell through the holes.  Were they 2 inches or 2 1/4 and so on.

Each area was somewhat padded so they did not get bruised.
If they did not fall through any of the holes they went to the over 3 inch area to a round spinning table.

The farm also had turkeys from tiny

to huge!  This one was 51 pounds.  We joked with our kids that he weighs more than two of them do!

The turkey farm was across the field so the farmer just brought a few over to this barn to show visitors.