Monday, September 27, 2010

A bushel of apples (or 5!)

Every year we say we are going to go apple picking and every year something comes up. Between Rob's work and his Masters classes and my holiday orders, and 3 of the kids have birthdays in the fall all about 2 weeks apart. It's a busy busy time of year!

So this year I vowed come heck or high water we are going apple picking!! I think that I tested the fates though, because the day we committed to go it was 109 degrees at home!

Fortunately even though we are only 20 minutes from the apple orchards, the altitude change was enough, so it was only 89.

We loaded the kids up in the van and trekked off to Riley's Farm.
Each of the kids got their own bag. We headed out in to the orchards and it was just heavenly! The smell of the apple and pear tress mixed with the mountain air and the creek the snaked it's way through the farm.

(the baby was was on my back in his pack so he didn't make it into the pictures)

The farm was adorable with old log buildings, old tractors, and hay wagons. I got stung by a bee snapping this picture so I gave up taking pictures of the buildings.

The trip wouldn't have been complete with out stopping into the general store for a little sweet treat, some fresh apple cider, and yummy apple butter, and pumpkin butter. The kids had a great time and they can't wait to start baking!

I think an apple pie is in order, and maybe a tart, and an apple pear crisp, and some apple sauce...We have more than enough apples for it all!

What did you do this weekend?


Tracy Rogers said...

yummy!!! That's it! I'm coming over for apple pie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cinnamon*Sticks Boutique said...

Come on over ;)