Wednesday, October 03, 2007

As American As Apple Pie

Mrs. Joe and I took the kids apple picking this weekend. We have gone to the same family farm since The Champ was born. We got a tractor ride out to the orchard where we picked Empires, Cortlands and Red Delicious. Mrs. Joe will pick up a few Granny Smiths at the store and make the best apple pie. To me, the smell of an apple pie cooking is synonymous with Autumn.

The day went rather well. The only thing we had to worry about was keeping the kids from picking any apples off the ground. Last year, Peanut was just starting to walk and didn't want to be held so she got pretty dirty. After we picked a half-bushel, we took the tractor ride back where the kids played in the hay maze and climbed all over a bunch giant pumpkins.

Days like this prove to me that it is hard to beat Fall in New England. I took a few pictures.


Blogger Dad Stuff said...

I know what you mean. I experienced the Minnesota version.
Happy Fall.

Wed Oct 03, 12:30:00 PM 2007  
Blogger Stepping Over the Junk said...

hey, is that honeypot farms?

We were going apple picking last weekend but I looked on the farm's website, the one we were going to, near us, and they closed because everyone had flocked due to the good weather and picked the apple trees clean!

Maybe next year.

Wed Oct 03, 07:55:00 PM 2007  
Blogger Whit said...

Fall rules.

Thu Oct 04, 12:46:00 AM 2007  
Anonymous Dan said...

I'm going apple picking this afternoon. I then intend making Apple and green tomato chutney.

i am not a chef. i predict food poisoning before the day is through.

Thu Oct 04, 04:39:00 AM 2007  
Anonymous TwoBusy said...

Niiiice. We ended up with a half-bushel of Cortlands and Empires, too. This weekend... the apple crisps begin.

Thu Oct 04, 08:45:00 AM 2007  
Anonymous Redneck Mommy said...

That looks like a lot of fun.

But when do the leaves change colour? That's half the fun of fall....

Thu Oct 04, 11:05:00 AM 2007  
Blogger Darren said...

I especially like fall when it comes with 70-80 degree temperatures.

Thu Oct 04, 11:02:00 PM 2007  
Anonymous Chaos Control said...

You just got me excited about my weekend ... we're headed to an amazing area called Apple Hill to do our apple and pumpkin picking this weekend! Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!!

I love, love autumn!

Fri Oct 05, 07:43:00 PM 2007  
Blogger Ben & Bennie said...

One of Ben's nurses went apple picking over the weekend. Evidently it's tough to pick 'em when they're not there. Seems the drought did a number on the orchards here in the South.

Mon Oct 08, 12:36:00 PM 2007  

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