Mandarin picking at Ford's farm

One day, just out of the blue, Alexander turned to me with an earnest look on her face and requested to go to a farm. To pick apples. I explained that apple season was over but suggested we could pick mandarin oranges instead? He considered it for a second and said" yeah, let's pick orange apples". So on the weekend, off we went for just over an hour long drive to Wiseman Ferry and arrived at Ford's Farm to pick some mandarins.
Armed with a green bucket, Alexander walked down the orchard like a fruit picking pro and proceeded to fill it with mandarins. We picked Imperial mandarins - they're the ones you find in the supermarkets, as well as the Satsumas, which we loved. Satsuma mandarins are small with bumpy skin and don't look too attractive and their skins so delicate, it required quite gentle handling. But do they taste wonderful! So sweet and juicy and flavoursome, we loved each bite even though it made our hands sticky and gooey.
After filling our bucket, we weighed and paid for them ($8 for 4 kg, pretty good I say), we proceeded to buy bags of hay to feed the sheep at the farm. Alex loved how they came right up to him and stuck their heads into the bag and kept giggling. It was very cute to watch.
So we came home with 4 kg of freshly picked mandarins, so surely you must know what's coming up next, don't you? Yup, stay tuned for a mandarin recipe....

11 Responses to Mandarin picking at Ford's farm

Rose World said...

I would love going to the farm and pick some fruits.

Your son is so cute. He must be enjoying picking up the orange and feed the animal.

Suddenly feel like Alexander has grown so much. Big boy now.

Look forward to your recipe. An orange cake?? ^^

Pamela RG said...

Wow so much fun. He looks so happy and grown up now. Those mandarins looks delicious.

Lady of the Manor said...

Ooo, what a fun day!! Can't wait for your recipe!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

How cute that Alexander suggested fruit picking as an activity!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

How sweet that he wanted to go to the farm! Picking oranges sounds fun :)

Brandi said...

Such a sweet way to spend the day with your son!

burntfeather said...

my guess...a magical cake! :) Your son is the sweetest, I love that he chose such a wholesome fun activity - he must have great parents :)

akiko hiramatsu said...

The mandarins look so yummy!
Alexander is super cute!!
Have a lovely week, Trishie!

akiko

rooth said...

He's such an industrious little guy :)

Jane said...

so cute :) looks like a lovely day out~

JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

ahhhh, Trish

I have not been around for quite a bit, it's great to be back here!

Such lovey post! Your little Alexander is so cute! It sounded like you all had such fun. It's awesome to give the little ones this kind of experience, it is priceless.

Haha, shall await your orange recipe. am sure it is up already by now!

With love,
Jeann | LUMINNEJ
https://luminnej.blogspot.com