Apple Pickin'

I decided that we needed to try a new fall activity. You know, something other than the pumpkin patch and corn maze...which are very fun and we will be doing sometime this month! Well, I found an apple orchard less than an hour from our house. I was surprised because I thought we'd have to go all the way to the mountains to find an apple orchard.

So, yesterday we headed out to pick apples. A first for all of us. We had so much fun! It is actually considered the end of the apple season (which surprised me) so all the apples that were left had fallen off the tree. Never the less, Lea had a blast finding the good ones and filling her basket. We ended up getting more than I thought we would. Two kinds... Pink Lady and Red Winesap. The Pink Lady are my favorite. They are SO delicious... sweet & tart and very juicy & crispy. I've been spending today making apple sauce and dried apple "chips". The whole house smells like warm apples and cinnamon. Yum!

Here are some pictures from our new adventure/tradition...

"Hi, Mr. Crow!"
Which way are the apples?
Found some!!!

We couldn't wait to get home to try them... YUM!

1 comment:

  1. We love apple picking! We usually go in early August for the honeycrisps and mid-September for the pink ladies. You'll love this new tradition!


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