Updated: Jan 21
From family excursions, to bike rides and new crafts, the RRPG team has branched out recently in an attempt to find creative ways to entertain themselves and their loved ones. We thought we'd share some of these fun activities with you in case you are looking for a little inspiration.
Nicole Lietz and her family love their annual trek to the Lynd Fruit Farm for apple picking. Check out their website for all kinds of fun activities including a fresh farm market and corn maze. The site even features an entire page of terrific recipes for your freshly picked fruit.
Looking for a little inspiration in the kitchen?
Nicole recommends trying the Pioneer Woman's recipe for apple dumplings, using freshly picked Granny Smith apples. The recipe is unique, in that it calls for Mountain Dew as one of the ingredients. It's a proven winner with the Lietz family!
This "you-pick" farm provides locally grown fruits and vegetables, while maintaining a friendly, fun-filled environment. This seasonal family farm will be open through October, and the sunflower field is currently in full bloom!
Audra says admission is only $10 per family and includes cutting 8 stems to take home with you.
Linda DiCocco's family organized a fun-filled and adventurous bike excursion to help her celebrate her birthday last month. Together, they mapped out a trail to a coffee shop in downtown Galena. The path was beautiful and shaded by a canopy of trees. They ended the day with a cookout and a euchre tournament.
Are you looking for a great trail near you?
Whether it's for an easy stroll, jogging or biking, you can explore the best rated trails in Ohio at TrailLink by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. With more than 175 trails covering 5597 miles you’re bound to find a perfect trail for you. Use the helpful map search on their site to find trail descriptions, maps, photos, and reviews.
Jen Crabtree remembers macrame wall hangings and plant holders from her childhood, and recently noticed a resurgence in the appeal of this knot-tying craft. She looked to YouTube for tutorials on how to create her first macrame wall hanging, shown here.
See below for links to the tutorials Jen used for her first attempt at this craft.
"When most people think of macrame, their mind travels back to the bohemian-inspired wall hangings of the 1960s and '70s. To get to the origins of this method, some suggest the knotting began in the 13th century. Other historians believe that the ancient Persians and Babylonians used knotting in artifacts that date to BC centuries."
- Lauren Thomann, What is Macrame?