Monday, September 23

Apples for a Sweet New Year

We went apple picking.  Despite the holidays being early this year, the weather was perfect picking weather. We love going picking and it is even more fun when friends come.  Several varieties were not ripe yet but we managed to find plenty of good ones.  The children had a marvelous time comparing the taste and texture of the different varieties and deciding which ones were favorites. 
Froggy did a good job picking even with the cast on.  She was very disappointed that she could not climb into the tree as she has other years.  Picking from Abba's shoulds helped but it just is not the same.
 
 After a picnic lunch on the hillside it was time for some silliness. We threw fallen apples at dead tree targets and ran helter skelter down the hill.
 
  After some more picking to round out our collection, we found a neat rock formation that needed exploring
 Is that not an amazing view?
This is a new orchard for us but we will be returning here.  Chag Samaech and a sweet year to all.

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