I think it would be hard to have a crappy time while apple picking.
We go every year, usually to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, but the boys were sick during the New Year holiday. We just squeezed it in, as today was the last day the farm was open for picking. Luckily there were plenty of apples for picking and eating! There was a sign saying that the apples weren’t as “pretty” this year due to a hail storm which made me love the apples more. Tomorrow we’re making “ugly apple pie” and it’s going to taste beautiful.
I think part of the appeal (ba dum bum) is that it’s an activity that takes family team work. We all work together to gather the apples, carry those sugar heavy orbs, and then work together to bake and eat them! Every body is a winner and everybody works together. Apple picking makes me gushy.
We took a hay ride and part of the ride was to “search” for the escaped magical pumpkins. Perfect hook for my big guy.
Here is where the retired “magical” pumpkins live.
This farm is about a 40 minute drive from our house. I love living in New England.
My little guy ate 3 apples, in their entirety. My dad says the saying used to be, “An apple seed a day keeps the doctor away” and so my little one should have a healthy winter!
Edit: I dug up some old apple picking/pumpkin patch photos of when my big guy was a little guy. These are from when he used to say, “punknim”.
Check out my good blends (blog friends) and all their appley goodness:
Paige’s at Funny Magic has some ideas and recipes for your apples! I like this great tip for “fresh” apple pie in the winter. Slice up your apples mix in some flour, sugar and cinnamon and throw the whole thing in a freezer bag and just bake it up in a pie crust or make a crumble on a dark winter day. It’s a PLAN!
Anne at Green Jello has a cool shruken head craft that we are going to try and tackle tomorrow.
Visty at The RinRins has a pumpkin related post, it’s not apples but it’s some solid fall goodness (check out the cutie sitting on the pumpkin in her Chucks, heart melty)