Sunday, October 12, 2008

Slim Pickens!

What a PERFECT day it was to go to the apple orchard in search of a winter's worth of apples for pies, apple butter, apple sauce etc!

Look carefully, do you see any apples on those trees? Ah haaaa!! we didn't either! There were hardly any apples left much to the dismay of all the little children there! We heard some kids yelling " pumpkins! there's a pumpkin patch!" !!! So we made our way to the pumpkin patch!


What? !! THIS is a pumpkin patch??! again.. slim pickens!


Note: the beautiful basket handmade by my Great Grandfather to carry the apples we did find!




This is it!



Despite the initial disappointment, A good time was had by all! Gorgeous day, family time, what more could one ask for! Left to right: Dad, nephew Patrick, sis Joanne, sis Liz, Mom and front and center nephew Dylan......



10 comments:

Villa Anna said...

I have never been pumpkin or apple picking and it sounds like the most wonderful time. I must add that to my list! Your basket of apples is simply beautiful.

Anna :)

Fifi Flowers said...

I haven't gone apple picking since I was a kid... FUN!

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

I apple pick in the orchard next door (belongs to the monastery) and I love the whole event - before, during and afterwards -when we make apple pie, compôte, jam...:)

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Beautiful basketful of apples and documentation of your day! Fun! Lecia

pve design said...

what a lovely basket with red tipping.
savour those apples!

Courtney said...

oh my goodness this looks relaxing and fun!

beachbungalow8 said...

i was just saying that i want to find an orchard or a pumpkin patch some place. such a fun fall outing. wonder why the pickin's were so slim?

vicki archer said...

What a wonderful day to spend together - I can almost smell those apples cooking!

Ivy Lane said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments everyone! Megan, We had a very rainy, stormy spring...a lot of the crop was damaged according to the owner of the farm...still..the day was just beautiful! :)

Style Court said...

Wonderful basket Ivy.