10.04.2010

Apple Picking

We have had such fabulous weather all last week and it's supposed to continue all this week too. Perfect apple picking weather! There's an apple orchard just a few minutes from our house that we go to every year and this was the weekend to go. It was a little chilly, but we had a great time!

We were told that they only had 10% of their normal apples because of the early spring and subsequent late frost that we had back in April.

We picked about 30 pounds of apples! I will be making a lot of applesauce and canning it here in the near future. It's so yummy and I don't want to run out!

The colors have been so beautiful!



We took our tractor ride. It was a little shorter this year, but I don't think the kids noticed. They love riding on wagon rides.



I was hoping to have small children helping pick, but they just wanted to eat the apples and run around.





They also had fun playing on the hay piles and checking out the animals.





Can't wait to go again next year! As long as the weather holds into the weekend (which it's supposed to) we're going to go pick pumpkins and pick out our Christmas tree this weekend. I love being able to walk around in warm weather to pick out the tree!!

We were also hard at work on the garden. We're making good progress and should be done after this coming weekend. It's a lot of work and we're both exhausted, but it looks really nice. It's going to take A LOT of dirt come this spring to fill it in. But it will also make it a much nicer garden.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the faces Sammy makes eating apples. He is very serious. Thirty lbs. of apples is a lot of apples. Hopefully, applesauce for Christmas!!!
Uncle Bob and Uncle Jill

Queen Bee said...

these are the best parts of autumn! the colors on the trees near you are so vivid! ours are pretty dull this year, probably because of our lack of rain.

we can't wait to head out to pick pumpkins next!