We had planned to go apple picking yesterday while our friend Trina was working, but the monsoon-like weather kept us away.
Fortunately, today’s weather was absolutely perfect! The sun was out but it was only about 70 degrees, which is nice when you’re hiking along the mountaintop hauling heavy bags of fruit!
I wonder if anyone reads this before they go out and yank apples off the trees?
We were lucky we went today; for once our timing worked out and we got to pick our favorites: York, Braeburn, Fuji and Winesap.
Oona filled her bag so full she couldn’t carry it. She wanted to be sure I burned enough calories to earn my apple cider doughnut afterwards.
In the end we hauled home 63 pounds of apples.
That’s a lot of work for me! Tomorrow I will start up a giant batch of applesauce. Maybe some apple butter. Apple pie. Apple crisp? Maybe dehydrate some? All I know for certain is that it’s going to be all apple things, all week!
I can assure you, the instructions are hardly ever read prior to picking, which explains the man on Saturday that brought an entire branch with him to check out.
Oh my goodness!