Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A day at the apple orchard

The boys had a field trip to an apple orchard Monday. They really had a great time! Because of the cool weather apparently this has been a GREAT year for the apple crops. As you can see there are plenty to go around. They also got to go to the pumpkin patch and pick a pumpkin as well. The weather was cool but not to cold and it was just a really nice day for a trip to the orchard. They really enjoyed picking (and eating) the apples.

And speaking of apples this weekend is when we make all the apple pies for DD's band fundraiser. I will take pictures! last year we made something like 400 pies! The kids go out to the teachers orchard and pick the apples fresh then we spend 2 days making the pies. 1 day for making the topping than the next is assembly time. It's quite a experience. Though I will only be able to do the topping this year because of my Grandma's 90th birthday.


elaine said...

Those trees have a LOT of apples, don't they? And that is a lot of pies to make:-)) Looks like you still have some good apple picking weather!

Rachel G said...

It's really neat to see the trees with so much fruit on them. Though I'm afraid our cool,wet summer may transform into a rather snowy cold winter... shudder.

elaine said...

You never know, it may not!! But being inside all snuggly and warm is a good excuse for knitting or crocheting that blanket while watching a good movie and sipping some hot chocolate;-)