Monday, September 28, 2009

Apple Picking Time

My family went home yesterday and Jon's parent's are here for a week longer. SO much to do in such a short time.

Today we went apple-picking at a farm about 30 minutes NW of us in Westminster, MD.
(He hit the 5' mark this month.)

(She's 4'4" already and fast!)
I love this shot.

I have never seen such enormous apples! They were gorgeous.

I wasn't familiar with some of the varieties, so to test them out I'd find a nice looking apple that had already fallen from the tree and eat as much I wanted then trade with Jon or the kids for whatever variety they were eating. We were so deliciously full by the time we made it back to the weigh-in station. The bees had the same idea, but they liked the ones that weren't so pretty anymore.

We love the bees.

Sis was thrilled to ride on a "train" (really a tractor pulling a trailer with covered benches) to the orchard and a haywagon back.
I would love to have had more time and more people to play hide'n'seek or tag with in the orchard.


LeAnn said...

Ahhh that looks beautiful!

Likely said...

I see where Jon gets his hat wearing! We love pick-you-own farms. Up here in Harford County they are EVERYWHERE. We do peaches, strawberries, blueberries, pumpkins and apples every year.