Wednesday, August 24, 2011

To the orchard....


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!





















3 comments:

Audra said...

Wow, apples already? We just went raspberry picking last week! The strange weather this summer has done funny things to the fruit harvesting schedule across the country, hasn't it? Wonderful pictures! Your blog is eye candy.

snowbear said...

Oh the kids are having a great time it appears! I know it feels like summer is coming to a close. I have some baby white pumpkins and i had to pick them... I hope they are still good for halloween.. still quite awhile yet as far as produce is concerned.

Thanks for sharing the pictures... fun!

Cassy said...

I truly desire to experience picking apples. I am from the Philippines so apple is very rare and most are imported.

Lovely kids as well.

Cassy from Teach Yourself To Play Guitar