Monday, September 20, 2010

Apple Picking is Fun



For the second time this month, the family and I went apple picking.

We went to a local orchard a couple of weekends ago with a friend and her family and the boys enjoyed the toys the farmers had set up just as much as the experience of getting an apple from the tree. (Or in the case of my son, from the ground.)

I have never been apple picking before. And compared to the back-breaking labour of strawberry picking, apple harvesting is a breeze. We got a couple dozen apples in five minutes.

We went for the second time Sunday and this time picked several dozen Jonamacs (a cross between a Jonathon and a Mac), then spent the next hour playing at the park while enjoying a fresh-free-the-tree apple.

I would recommend apple picking. Not only is a great way to spend time outdoors with your family, the apples are delicious, fresh and cheaper.

10 comments:

Nicole said...

I am DYING for Mac apples to be available. For some reason they aren't yet here. I am heading to the Okanagan soon to get my fill of them and Concord grapes. YUM.

Lynn said...

I miss apple picking! I remember picking, I believe at Bronte Park when I was young. And Ontario always had such great apples especially around Halloween!

WhisperingWriter said...

How fun! I love apples.

MommyToTwoBoys said...

I haven't been apple picking since college, about 9 years ago! It is definitely time to take the boys on an adventure. Thanks for the idea. Maybe this weekend?

Heather said...

I want to go apple picking so bad!!! Cute pictures. :)

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

I love the picture of E reaching up for the apple!

Cheers :-)
- Rainforest Mommy

Katherine said...

It sure is too easy to load up on apples quickly. But so much fun!

Mz-Cellaneous said...

My aunt has a HUGE apple tree. It was supposed to be a dwarf, but it's actually 2 stories tall.

I commented the other day, that anyone that has a 'fruitful' apple tree, will never go hungry! Course, you gotta be a good climber to get the best ones lol.

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