Friday, September 17, 2010

Slim Pickin's

We went apple picking last weekend and we were slightly disappointed. The people at the patch that we went to said that the crops were badly hurt by early spring frosts. 90% of the apple trees were bare. All they had left were a few varieties of apples and the hearty Asian pears. If you haven't had an Asian pear before, it is a cross between an apple and a pear, but with a tough skin.
These were the apples we picked (before I washed them, obviously).




Maddy (Lily's best friend) and Lily...

Feeding the smelly chickens was a thrill for some...






Mom and me...


Doesn't Zoey look like a scarecrow in this pic? Heeheehee


I'm thinking of a cute scrapbook page for this Pumpkins For Sale pic...





I guess Zoey was the only kid who wanted to pose with me...

We hiked pretty far to get to the apple orchard. See that wagon waaaaay in the background? That's Matt pulling the apples and Maddy.

My mom heard it through the grape vines....


I really liked this pic in b&w...



You can't tell from this pic, but these apples were rotten on the other side...









Despite the slim pickens, we had a good day for apple picking and brought home two huge bowls for apples crips, apple slices, apple cake and just plain ol' apple eating!

2 comments:

  1. Lovely day for a side trip, I say!

    I love Zuzu's sweet smiles in these pics -- she is just growing beautifully!

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  2. Bummer about the selection, but looks like you guys still had fun. I ADORE that picture of you and Z with her big ole laugh, cute lil' pumpkin you got there!

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