Saturday, October 04, 2008
We have been getting apples every week or so, so that we can slowly continue to make applesauce, apple butter, dried apple rings, pie filling and so much more. This weekend we had perfect weather and stopped at an apple u-pick farm on our way home from getting new fall/winter shoes for the boys.
This farm was nice in that the orchard was up and over a hill and through the woods. A nice walk on a nice day.
We walked down the aisles of fruit and selected which types would make the best all around apple for what we were making. A and G took turns on dads shoulders to get the ripest, most perfect apples. The view was spectacular - farms and hills and trees.
The boys actually let me take a photo of them together, standing still, by the pumpkins! Happy boys.
We have had a few favorite books in our pile this week about apples and apple trees. Perfect for this time of year!
Apples, by Jacqueline Farmer
The Life Cycle of an Apple Tree, by Linda Tagliaferro
How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy & Giulio Maestro
Our Apple Tree, by Naslund & Digman