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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Apple Picking

Fall is heeere!! How to celebrate?

Almost to the day this time last year, we took Roscoe for his first apple picking adventure. He was only 3.5 months old and when I look back I almost can't believe THAT baby is the same Roscoe that ran today through the orchard, pail in hand, like a little wild man. It's fun to think of baby Roscoe, so bald and wide eyed.

This year, we went to a local "green" orchard which I really liked. Yes we had to sift through some less than perfect apples, and yes we had to dodge swarms of hornets feasting on rotting apple ground cover, but the orchard itself was so expansive, pretty, and natural, it was hard not to appreciate it. The Crooked Run Orchard harvest includes fruit, vegetables, herbs and even winter wreaths! We were bummed to have missed blackberry picking by only a week. We will be first in line next year.

After lunch we took a nice 10 minute walk to the Jonagold and Gala apple trees. Roscoe was intent on independent mobility and spent quite a bit of the walk stumbling and rolling around in the dirt. He wasn't phased--the kid loves nature. We passed by a gorgeous berry field on the way, and when we finally arrived we got to work, or should I say play.




I even climbed an apple tree to take my pick.


We'll be in Cleveland all next week, for business, so I'm not sure that we'll get to use up all of our apples. However, applesauce is on tomorrow's agenda and perhaps some peeling, cutting, and freezing will be in order for some apple treats later this month.

How does your family like to greet the Fall Season?

5 comments :

  1. Yay for fall! It's my favorite season! Our family will go apple and pumpkin picking and we also do some "leaf peeping" with long drives and some hikes once the leaves start to change. I was clinging to summer for a bit longer as the weather hasn't changed too much up north yet, just cooler in the mornings, but I made my first crockpot meal and apple crisp of the season yesterday and then it really felt like fall was here to us!

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  2. I love all of these pictures of you guys! Your apples should be fine when you get back since they were freshly picked. You can always come by and juice some if you want!

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  3. I can see apple crumble on your menu !!

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  4. I love apple picking. There are about 8 apples trees here on the farm we live on and I just love using them for applesauce, baked goods, and of course, eating!

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  5. Mama Tully--Leaf Peeping sounds like a great tradition. I know Roscoe would love an interactive hike. I also need a crockpot--I can't believe I don't have one already. Good for so many things!!

    Lucy Marie--Oh I'm jealous that you have access to fruit trees on your property! After yesterday we were discussing how a farm to live off the land would be so fulfilling. I've had on my Ipod the e-book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life and I NEED to listen to it because I think it's going to be so inspirational.

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