Thursday, October 11, 2012

How 'bout them apples?

I haven't been apple picking since I was in kindergarden and I was itching to go. Well, I've been itching to go for years, but have never been able to (I tried one year, but the apple season was over). 

So, on Sunday, Emily, Ben, and I seized the gorgeous fall morning, and headed out to Stow, for some apple picking!
 My main intensions were to (a) have fun and (b) get apples to make apple sauce.
It was super fun to pick the apples from the tree! I really had no memories of actually picking apples in kindergarden, but I do remember sitting on the bus with my bag of them. So of course, I jumped at the chance to climb the first ladder I saw and pick some apples!
We mainly picked macintosh and red delicious. The macs were amazing, not grainy and soft like from the market!  We also hit up the golden trees, and some cortlands. 
We were being goofy throwing apples down at each other, let's say that some of us are better catchers than others...
Seriously, though, perfect crisp fall weather, partly cloudy, amazing colors on the trees and in the fields, not too busy, couldn't have asked for better scenarios!
We just kept picking and picking. We were working on filling a 20lb bag. That is a lot of apples! 
And this is what happens when 3 adults, who are kids at heart, go apple picking...I said, "hey, Ben, do you think you can lift me to get those high apples?" - it became this. 
The three apple pickers. After we were all picked out, we hit up the store for cider donuts (for the non-glutards) and apple butter and cider. A perfect fall adventure and I can't believe it's been 19 years since I did this! 

Then I came home and made apple sauce! I'll post my super simple and amazing recipe next week!
Little by LittleSarah Halstead

20 thoughts on the matter:

The Artful Diva said... {Reply}

when you get around to making an apple pie, let me know!

Linda Makiej said... {Reply}

really wonderful !!

Lori said... {Reply}

Love it! I've only been once, fun!

Nicky @ Awesomeville.co.uk said... {Reply}

Looks like a lot of fun! I've never been to a self pick orchard, methinks I need to go!

deb duty said... {Reply}

What a fun day and such awesome photos! I would love to go apple picking, but they don't grow down here.

Kim C. said... {Reply}

You are so cute and this looks so fun! I really want to do this with my kids. I love these images.

Anita Johnson said... {Reply}

How fun! We didn't make it to the orchard this year, but last year we did. Friends at bible study served homemade dehydrated apple slices for a snack...one of my favorite things to eat.

Susan @ Sunflower Status said... {Reply}

That's awesome! Love that you got a lift too! :-) I haven't been picking apples in eons, this so makes me want to go!

Danelle said... {Reply}

This looks like so much fun!

tiarastantrums said... {Reply}

so happy you were able to finally pick some apples! Lucky you that apples were on the trees in your area!

Elaine A. said... {Reply}

I SO wish I lived in apple-picking country! I have always wanted to do that. We have picked peaches and strawberries and blueberries but I love apples SO much too!

Great shots and SO fun!! :)

YolandaR said... {Reply}

How fun! I really need to do this!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... {Reply}

My hubs grew up in an orchard so this is something he was able to do all the time. I have never been able to do it. I would love to. We spend a fortune on apples at the store.

MG Atwood said... {Reply}

What fun! I've never gone to an orchard with the intent of picking. What a difference fresh apples makes!

Nina Bille said... {Reply}

Lovely pictures of a great day - Wonderful memories to look back to :-)

Nina Bille said... {Reply}

Lovely pictures of a great day - Wonderful memories to look back to :-)

Emille said... {Reply}

Fun pics! apple butter - yum!

Sarah Halstead said... {Reply}

How fun! Great shots!!

Kim Stevens said... {Reply}

Ahhh, yes I missed this one! How fun, really, I have never picked apples!!

Dina Lettre said... {Reply}

We are planning to go next weekend. SO fun! Great pics, Tamar.