Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Orchard Trip

Two Saturdays ago, we went to an apple orchard nearby.  It's our favorite one because it's very homey and they don't charge admission to pick apples.  (I could hardly believe that many places charge per person...before you've even picked apples).  We also fed the turkeys, chickens, and saw their goats.  We sampled apple cider and spread out our picnic on the grass under one of the big trees.  I love this time of year!  However, it was surprisingly warm, and we would have been more comfortable in t-shirts and shorts.  Unfortunately, 80% of the apples in this particular orchard were ruined by a recent hailstorm.  So, we didn't pick our apples.  The owners let us go out in the orchard and see if we could find anything.  We managed to pick a few small ones, and they were delicious.  I bought a bag of Haralsons seconds for a price comparable to the grocery store.  Sadly, the apple trees nearby our home are not producing this year.  I've heard that apple harvest goes in cycles.  I so enjoyed homemade applesauce the past two years!  My camera was out of battery so I only managed to get a few pictures.  This trip was so unlike last year's which I posted about.  It was cold, a bit snowy, and the little boys were miserable. :)  Kade even toppled out of the wagon.  Ahh...I love memories!

1 comment:

Wayne Cobb said...

We're so glad Kade didn't fall out this year, and that it was warm. Time seems to fly! Love, Grandpa Wayne & Grandma Betty