Monday, September 12, 2016
Apple Picking: A Kickoff to Fall!
A favorite activity we've come to love at the end of August is a trip to the apple orchard! It is the very earliest of the picking season, yet our favorite apples are ready first so it is perfect!
We enjoy leaving the heavily hot and humid days for a cooler mountain morning and the heady scent of ripening fruit weighing down trees and sprinkling the ground underneath.
It was a treat to miss the hurricane that swirled through our area and stay with friends an extra day enjoying the scenery, friendship and Fallish feel of the air.
We brought home about 80 pounds of apples which have now been sauced and jarred for the months ahead - what a fun tradition this has become! And, I was so pleased the my kitchen helpers did almost all of it themselves except for the canning! What a delight to see my investments of time reaping growth and benefit in their lives.
Gala, McIntosh and Mutsu made their way home with us and we love the delicious smell of apples bubbling on the stove and tasting sauce still warm!