Thursday, September 13, 2012
Apple picking - how I have looked forward to you! Last year, we drove four hours one afternoon and spent the night to wake and pick apples the next morning and drive home. This year - we planned a marathon day to drive four hours, pick and then drive right back home. I think I prefer the overnight way - but my children sure were good for such a long day!
It was the perfect kind of day: overcast and not raining! And, there was a cool breeze that told me instantly I was not in the low country any more - ahhhhhhh, lovely!
Have I mentioned before that my children won't eat applesauce from the store? And, don't even bother with a kids meal at a restaurant to get them applesauce - they don't like it. Yes, homemade applesauce only for them. I have created applesauce snobs.
As much as I love the experience of picking apples, taking a hay ride and having an apple cider donut - for me, the apple picking goes beyond just fun and really extends to gracefully providing homemade applesauce for my family for the next year. It is a bonus that the experience is fun too!
The manager of the orchard wasn't exactly a people person and especially not a mama with little people person - but I am choosing to focus on the positive!
Apples picked. Work just beginning!
Enjoy the photos which show and tell of our wonderful afternoon at the orchard!
On the drive home, we stopped at a rest area for a picnic supper - mmm, chili!