We like to pick apples. It’s one of the best things about fall. This year, however, the local apple crop is not what it usually is. We had a very warm March, which made everything bloom early–and then when the weather went back to normal, the freeze damaged it all. While we usually have an abundance of “U-Pick” farms to choose from, there are very few orchards that are able to open up this year. It sucks.
My sister-in-law managed to find one in the area that was still picking, so a couple of Saturdays ago, my whole family made the trek out to this farm.
Due to the Apple iOS update, my entire family (in two separate cars) got lost on the way there. That maps thing that everyone’s talking about? It’s no joke. We made it without any problems because we haven’t updated yet! Our version of the map was fine, but everyone who updated ended up going 20 minutes out of the way. Whoops. So we were there first and had some time to kill before everyone else was there to meet up with us. After trying to keep Nora busy for that long, she was in a little bit of a mood.
Hunter was helpful in getting some of the apples up high, too.
On the wagon ride back to the market, Nora insisted on riding right next to Hunter. I’m pretty sure she thinks he hung the moon.
We picked around 30 lbs. of apples. We’ve made a big batch of homemade applesauce, which is divine. We need to get back out for one more round of picking!
How have you been celebrating fall?
AboutI'm Heather. I just turned 30. I'm happily married, and mommy to the most beautiful little girl in the world (what, you're saying I could be biased?). Determined DIYer and homeowner. Sarcastic. A perfectionist. A bleeding-heart liberal. Frugal. Loves a little dog way more than many humans. Loves food, hates exercise (it's an ongoing battle). A loyal football fan. I love to laugh. Value family and friends above all else. Vie to be a world traveler.
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