The past two weeks have been go, go, go. My husband took a week off so we can do home improvement projects. On the list was to completely redo our small bathroom and replace the floors of the back two porches. I’ll follow up with a post on before and after photos but I am so excited about getting these projects done. And I’m exhausted! We both are. I went about two weeks without doing much cooking and no time to post. Things are starting to get back to normal now thank goodness.
We went yesterday on our annual apple picking outing with our friends. Couldn’t have picked a more gorgeous day to get together.
I was worried if there would be much to pick given how harsh the winter was. The two trees in our front garden gave us a grand total of 2 apples and our peach tree never flowered. Usually this time of year the trees are groaning with all the apples at the orchard and a lot of trees looked very bare.
We had to go deep into the orchard to find apples. I even found an optimistic apple flower.
Because the pickings were so slim they had bins set up with apples so you could just fill your bags. We did it the “hard” way keeping up with the kids running through the trees. Much more fun that way!
I always enjoy the colours on display around the small shop with the flowers, apples, and pumpkins.
The displays wouldn’t be complete without the giant pumpkins, some of which I’m sure, will find their way to the Pumpkin Festival in a few weeks.
When we got married four years ago we considered this place for our wedding. The costs were a bit much but it is such a beautiful spot.
We now have enough apples to sink a ship.
The kids are looking forward all the baked goodies. Can’t let them go to waste after all. I will have to come up with gluten free dishes as I am doing a month long experiment eating gluten free. More on that later!
One of these days I’m going to buy one of those ginormous pumpkins!
Aren’t they crazy?
I know what you mean. Our lemon tree did not produce fruit this year. Crazy summer weather.Have fun baking.
And the winter will be harsh again! So over winter.
What a great post! Can’t believe you got all all that work going all at once! And then had energy left over to go apple picking, too.
And the huge pumpkin! I want one – and somehow I think the only thing crazier than buying one would be growing one! Can you imagine the pumpkin patch that came from!
That would be something. I gather they only let one fruit per plant grow and it takes an insane amount of water during it’s rapid growth period.
Such beautiful photos! We’re still in the 80’s here… cannot wait for cooler weather!
I hope it stays warm down there. We’re headed to Austin in a few weeks. Going to a Renfest again. 🙂