Map and Times
Alas, we shall be closed for the 2016 season
Except for field trips already planned
And for past visitors to bring carrots to the ponies.
The warm rainy spring not only brought cedar apple rust into the orchard, but also left little time for bees to do their work. So there are just enough apples for the Field Trips already arranged.
Families of children with spray allergies should email from time to time, just in case a few unsprayed apples surprise us.
Naturally past visitors may come anytime they like, to visit the ponies, even if there are no apples. Three new rescue ponies from the Kentucky Equine Humane Center have joined the other 4 and would be delighted if someone brings them a carrot. (In case anyone would like an energy efficient lawn mower and beautiful yard ornament, this is where to look: http://www.kyehc.org/horses.html .)
Here are Whinny the Pooh's 3 new friends, white with freckles Opal (aka Tinkerbell), little chestnut Josie, and all white Dixie Belle ... And of course there is Minnie Pearl, who will chase them all away and eat the carrots herself.
Feel free to bring them LARGE carrots (not to be confused with little fingers) to make the rescued ponies feel loved and happy again. (Instructions: fingers at one end of carrot, pony at the other.)
First time visitors must be sure to bring the map, and look at the virtual tour of Apple Hill Road to be in good spirits when you arrive. (Even many a GPS cannot find us.) From Louisville, Kentucky, take the Gene Snyder Freeway to Old Henry Road (Exit 29). Go east 2 miles. (Old Henry curves left, then jogs right.) Turn right on Apple Hill Road (click for a tour) for 0.7 mile. Where Apple Hill forks, take the middle fork. When you see a red pole gate, open it up and come on back. Continue along the black rail fences. When you think you are lost, you are almost there. When you see the green umbrella, you have arrived.
If you feel lost, call 502-767-5245, leaving neighbors to rest in peace.
During apple season, apples are still $7 for a ~10 pound bag, a smaller bag for $5, 3 apples for a dollar, and $25 for a bushel (4 ~10 pound bags) with special rates for groups. The honey man may stop by with local honey. And there are still kitties and horses who are looking forward to seeing you.
Check About Us for more on the orchard over the summer. Most of the crop will be ripening at the end of August and in early September.
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