Friday, October 14, 2011

Sky Top Orchard 2011

I’m going to go ahead and call this our 1st annual trip to the Apple Orchard, because we went today and had such a wonderful time that I know we will be back year after year!  We started out by heading into the orchard to pick apples.  We found a good spot near some fuji trees and the kids picked and ate and ate.  I took pictures and sweet Jeff picked and pulled the wagon that weighed more than the apples, up and down the gigantic hills in the orchards.

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After I carried Hudson and drug Landree we made it back to the barn and the kids played in all the little houses and slides.  I went in to pay for our apples and buy some of the other varieties.  We picked up some for friends and came home with 50 pounds of apples in the back of the car!  Only 25 pounds are for us :)  And after looking at recipes tonight for apple butter, and chips, and apple cake, oh my!  I’m starting to think we didn’t get enough.  The kids are going to be sick of apples, but I’m so excited.  I love being able to go into the freezer when it’s the ‘off season’ and have fresh, ripe, delicious fruit!  I feel like an ‘old-timer’ saying that.  I found this tonight on how to freeze apples.  Plus they told us at the orchard that they should last at least 3 months in the fridge. 

They also had all sorts of apple treats.  We got apple donuts {TO. DIE. FOR} and the kids got apple slushies.  I only bought a half dozen of the donuts and as soon as I took a bite I was regretting that decision. I should have gone for the full dozen! 

A sweet man in the orchard was wearing a Baylor sweatshirt {so I had to talk to him}.  He offered to take our picture.  It’s so hard to get a family picture.  I love this one.  Thanks, nice Texas man! :)

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Happy Fall Y’all!


Anonymous said...

Can't wait to go and check it out! :) The Texas man did a good job. That's such a sweet family picture of y'all :)

Marla said...

That is SO neat!! Just last week I was getting an itch to do this because I think that the kids will have so much fun. But most of the ones in Texas are closed this year due to the drought. I do think I found one in Oklahoma but it's a little bit of a drive. But fun, fun! Love the pics!

Megan said...

How fun!! And apple donuts, sounds delicious!!! That picture of Hudson with his head in the bucket is hillarious!

Jonni said...

Just want to say hi Jennifer! Sorry it has been so long since I have been able to get by.