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Friday, October 1, 2010

Apple Picking!

My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree Toward heaven still,  And there's a barrel that I didn't fill.
Beside it, and there may be two or three , Apples I didn't pick upon some bough.
But I am done with apple-picking now.
excerpt from Robert Frost, After Apple Picking

Honeypot Hill Orchards, Stow, Massachusetts  

Yesterday didn't look like the most promising day weather-wise but off we went.  
My BFF driving and our 4 girls off on an adventure again.  It had been entirely too long.  Those kids handpicked every apple from the top of every tree, ladders, branches, it was all is fair in the quest to spot and reach the perfect apple.  

We learned that the Macintosh grow high and on top.  That Cortlands grow low and under and that Empires were the most red of the three.  The trees full of Golden Delicious were stunning and we never did find the Crispins.  Each were as delightful as the other to munch on.

It was a beautiful place, well maintained and the stone walls were gorgeous.  The kind of place that makes you proud to be a New Englander.  The rain held off to almost the end of our day and even wet, it was hot and humid so we were fine.  The hedge maze was great and the apple cider donuts worth the entire trip.  What a wonderful day we had together.

One stop at Dunkin Donuts, $15 
4 bags of apples for 4 girls $47.00
4 kinds of apples ripe for picking
A day with friends, priceless.


nestof3 October 1, 2010 at 1:44 PM  

Lovely photos! I really like your photo frame at the top of your blog too.

Cheryl October 1, 2010 at 2:02 PM  

Great shots of the kids. There's nothing quite like apple picking to bring out a smile.

Tammy October 3, 2010 at 11:54 AM  

Oh, what nice memories! We used to go apple picking every year. Thanks for the smile.

Cheryl October 4, 2010 at 10:08 AM  

That looks like fun, I plan to do that with my kids this year :) I was just stopping by to say hi, I found you through the Homeschool Village Where Are You link up, looking for NE homeschoolers.

Bright Sky Mom October 5, 2010 at 3:49 PM  

Now I want to go apple picking! Great photos & thanks for sharing about your fun!

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