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Monday, September 10, 2012

The First Trip to the Orchard









It's still a bit early for apple season to be full force, but we went for some early macs and empires this past weekend.  what a wonderful day.  I do love this time of year.  The rain held off on Saturday long enough for the first soccer game of the year, a lovely country drive that included purple potatoes, stunning river views and some Wait Wait Don't Tell Me on the radio.  I find that these drives make me feel so whole inside for some reason.  Greg and I laughing at talk radio, the kids sometimes listening, asking questions, Molly begging for the local pop station and all of us together.  I am complete.  

Funny how fast the apple picking goes now that these guys are bigger.  Everyone is very efficient, looking for the biggest best apples, quickly filling our bag.  Very no nonsense.  I found myself longing for and laughing a bit at the memories of toddlers, picking little unripe half eaten apples, spending 20 minutes looking at a blade of grass or a caterpillar.  Not this crowd, seems we were in and out of that orchard in no time.  Of course there were fresh cider donuts, and a quick swing for the boy before we headed home with 30 pounds of apples!
There will be crisp, pie, and of course apple sauce this week; and before we know it we'll be making a second trip to the orchard to fill our bags again.

Joining Amanda


How was your weekend?

3 comments:

  1. we used to make that trip every fall growing up and it was always such a great time. enjoy all those apples!

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  2. That is something I have never done, gone to an apple orchard, but it does look like fun.
    I have one lone apple tree on my property and last year I picked several dozen apples, this year along with the peaches, we didn't get the first piece of fruit. I hope this winter is a little colder so I have fruit next year.
    Enjoy all that fresh goodness.

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  3. We have lots of orchards around and I have never been apple picking! I even love to eat apples... When the kids were little a yearly outing was the orchard and watching them press apples, the scent was heavenly :)

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