Even though it is still so hot I love our yearly tradition of kicking off fall with apple picking! We went again on opening day and it was a good thing because I bet that was the only day they were open this year. They had a small crop and and let's just say we were lucky we had someone who did not mind climbing high in the trees or we may have not filled up our box this year. It was like two years back where everything was high up...but that was to be expected then when we went on the 3rd or 4th weekend it was open. So the girls only got to pick a very few that we saw down low and the rest was left up to Daddy. We still lucked out and got to come home with over 20lbs of apples to make lots of fun apple treats. We made all the same goodies from last year, and this year I found a great recipe for apple bread that was soooo yummy. I think we found a new favorite that we will definitely make again next year.
The before apple picking tree climb
Feeding the donkeys
How Ryan spent most the time! The girls were great at collecting the apples when he knocked them down!
As we were walking out of the orchard back up front to where we paid, I felt sorry for the tons of people still walking in. We did not hardly see any left in the trees. I hope they have a bigger crop next year. We felt lucky to fill up our box.
Back at home I had two helpers to help me get started right away on our traditional after apple picking Apples and Sausage dinner and Apple Cake.....served warm with vanilla ice cream of course!