Obligatory apple picking post!
It is that time of the year right? My blog roll is filling up with posts about apple picking, pumpkin this and that, and flannel everywhere you look. I could not be happier.
Now it’s my turn.
My mom claims that I have been apple picking before, but if there is no memory, or proof (hello, take photos much?), then it did not happen. You know, kind of like, “If you ate the best sandwich in the world, but it was not Instagramed, did it really happen;” The modern day version of “If a tree fell in the woods and no one was around, did it make a noise?”
So welcome to my first apple picking experience! Unfortunately, it was still pretty warm. However, I decided to dress like it was fall. I only got a little sweaty during my laborious day working in the fields.
We picked about fifteen pounds of apples and after two large batches of apple butter, which I cannot stop putting on everything, we still have a ton of apples. I don’t like apple pie, so I’m hoping to find some savory recipes to use the rest of the apples in. Suggestions are welcome!
I was surprised that the majority of orchards were not pick your own orchards. We did not drive an hour to pick up a box of apples as easy as we can from the grocery store or the farmers market; we wanted the experience. Autumn and the holiday season is all about making things harder than they need to be, for the experience.
Luckily we found an orchard that where we could pick our own apples. There is nothing like stomping through rotten apples to get to the big juicy ones.
The majority of the apples were green. Even the red delicious apples. Even the RED delicious apples. It’s been quite hard for me to eat a green red delicious apple. It’s even harder to distinguish what type of apple I am about to eat when they are all green.
Ignore my leaf eye patch.
Obviously we went through the corn maze. It was more like a corn path. Or I am just smart enough to know how to get through a corn maze.
On the other side? Really big, really dead, sunflowers.
Taste testing of course!
Oh, look, I can take cool pictures too!
All photos credit of Ugly Mug Photography
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