September 23, 2009

Wordful Wednesday: How 'Bout Them Apples?

We went apple picking last weekend for a half-bushel of apples for canning. I haven't decided whether to make applesauce like last year or make stewed apples, more like pie filling. But that's another post.
We headed to the local Rodale Institute, an experimental organic farm which is affiliated with Rodale Press, publishers of Prevention, Men's Health, Backpacking, and all those good reads.

We set out early on Saturday, got a half-bushel bucket, and went a pickin'. Sojo loved it!
The orchard was a little hard for him to navigate due to high grass and apples all over the ground, which was great for us because he couldn't run off.
He got the concept of picking apples off the tree, and eating them of course, which was thrilling for him.
He also liked sneaking the rotten ones off the ground and tasting them too.
And like good parents, we watched and took photos. And laughed.

We filled our basket pretty quickly and agreed to make this a yearly tradition.
Even just for the photo opportunities!
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17 comments:

  1. What a beautiful fall memory to capture:-)

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  2. Aw Kathleen... the last one is beautiful!
    Picking your own fruit is so rewarding, it's as close as you can get to growing your own. It just makes the food taste better..

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  3. How fun. What a great tradition to start. I wish there was an apple orchard closer to use....but I don't think apples grow very well down here!

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  4. Just look at your darling little boy, Kathleen! These pictures made me so happy to see. They are the quintessential picture of fall and the changing of the seasons.

    Thank you! It was just what I needed to wave goodbye to summer.

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  5. What great photos! It looks like you all had such a wonderful time! I love that he would just start eating them right off the ground, LOL! We went yesterday and had so much fun just enjoying the fresh air. Definitely going again next year too :)

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  6. I love SoJo's scrunched-up ick face! He is such a sweetie. I wish we could have joined you- it looks like fun.

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  7. That looks like so much fun! Wish we had stuff like that to do around here...

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  8. Looks like he is having a great time! What great memories for him as well.

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  9. Gorgeous photos Kathleen! It looks as though it was a fabulous day. What a wonderful yearly tradition!

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  10. What a fun experience that was for him. I have done lots of fruit picking but not apples yet.

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  11. H eis just the CUTEST little thing!!! I love his overalls....just perfect for the occasion!

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  12. You have officially solidified that we MUST go to our local orchard. We said we'd go last year and didn't make it. My FAVORITE picture is the last one!! You look stunning and of course Sojo is adorable. You must frame this!

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  13. What lovely photos! I especially like the one of you and your little guy!

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  14. Ooh that's one thing we'll be doing this fall hopefully! No, not hopefully. We must. *stamps foot* What great photos you got of this trip, too!

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  15. Indeed it should be a yearly tradition. I would love doing something like this with the kiddies. It's perfect. And gosh he is adorable.

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