Apple Picking Day!
We were blessed to hear of an orchard near us where we could go to pick apples- for free! My sister met me there to pick. As soon as I got there, I told her I felt for the first time in my life that I had arrived at Prince Edward Islands! There were probably five acres of apple trees, and it was so peaceful and beautiful. I can only imagine what it looks like in the spring when all the trees are blossoming!
Walking in the orchard with Aunt Jennifer.
Picking apples with her puppy dog!
All four children want to climb on ladders and pick!
George Washington found an apple! Oh wait, that's Israel. :) He LOVES to dress up as George Washington!
I'm carefully up on a ladder picking apples. The shadows of light in the orchard made it hard to get good pictures.
I got some apples! The best ones are up high. :)
Mama with her youngest baby, for just a few more months until the next baby comes!
Olivia watching her brothers and sister run, romp, and pick!
"If I can just climb a little bit higher I can get that apple!"
Israel showing his apples he picked, with a goofy look on his face!
I was planning on having pictures of us making applesauce, but my camera ran out of batteries after this. We went to my mother in law's house and spent the afternoon peeling apples. Her dad owns an antique apple peeler that works so much better than any peeler you can buy today! So we hook it up and crank away. This year my children were all eager to crank the handle and they were a big help!
We only made a dent in the apples, so we have a few more days to go. My mother in law is most gracious and always finishes up the canning of the applesauce while I drag myself home, exhausted at the end of the day. I'm grateful for her experience in canning, as she grew up alongside her mother canning. It will be so wonderful to have yummy homemade applesauce this winter!