Sunday, September 23, 2012

Apple Picking

Yesterday afternoon we drove south a few hours with some friends to an orchard for an apple festival they were having.  This morning we started the day off with Mass at a cute little church and then came early to the orchard for all you can eat apple pancakes.  SO good.
Figuring out our wagon situation.  Fritter ended up hauling a wheel barrow with our loot for part of the apple picking.  Eventually the sun became too much for him (plus the late night up in the hotel room the evening before) and dad had to pick up his slack a little.

The orchard has a tractor that pulls customers along the orchard.  We were already picked out by this point and just enjoyed the ride.

Family picture taken by my good friend MB.  I'm always amazed anything can grow here in the desert.

Sunflower was tuckered out by the time we left for home this afternoon.  She couldn't even pick her cheek up from her shoulder.  Tired baby.

Apples and pears!  Aren't they pretty?
Now I just have to figure out what to do with all the apples.  We'll eat plenty of them for sure, but I'm thinking apple butter sounds good too.  I've never made it before, and have never ever canned before so I'm a little intimidated by the process.  It can't be that hard, right?

1 comment:

Kate said...

How fun!!! Apple butter is easy (~especially if you use a crock pot recipe!). And don't be intimidated by canning it. Canning really isn't that hard at all. You'll do great!