I can't believe it's already that time of year to talk about apple picking. We really are on our last few weeks of summer, aren't we!? Today was just too perfect not to get out and enjoy it at our favorite local orchard. We had never picked the early variety called State Fair. Appropriately named for the ripening date at state fair time, which begins tomorrow. They were gorgeous to look at against the crystal blue sky and just the perfect blend of crisp and tart for eating and baking. The orchard added a few new thrills for the kids as well, so we had a fun adventure in the corn maze, the jumping pillow and the cow trailer ride. We're soaking up every bit of summer that we can!