Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fly Creek

This weekend we took Jeff, Alicia & the Twins to the Fly Creek Cider Mill to see the seasons first apple pressings. Nestled in nearby Cooperstown, it is an excellent place to go and enjoy the sights and tastes of the approaching Autumn season. The cider slushies and doughnuts are worth the trip alone.

Plus they have ducks!

They have gumball machines that dispense a handful of dry corn kernels to feed the ducks for a quarter. This can be a bit expensive, especially with a toddler who can't get enough of the splashing action, so this trip I got smart and brought a few bags of my own corn. (Actually I had Melissa smuggle them in!)

Keep the hand flat!

Here Graham seems very serious as he contemplates where his next hand full will be cast-

Signing "more!"

Another tradition at the cider mill is having Graham's picture taken in front of the height chart. Here he is in 2008-

And 2009! Now that he's standing on his own, you can see how tall he's gotten. Almost 3 feet!
Although he insists it's more...

They also have a few free range chickens running around. Here one visits us while we enjoyed lunch. Who says chickens are dumb? This one scored a few pie crusts for her bravery.

Graham's chicken impersonation, complete with "baak-baak" sounds and frantic wing flapping.
If all this weren't enough, they also have a playground area complete with a small race track for some pedal cars. At the end of this fun slide clip you can see a runaway tractor that narrowly missed our hero. Isn't the Cider Mill exciting?

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