Saturday, October 04, 2008

apple picking!

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


dawn klinge said...

I keep picking up more apples every few days so that I can make applesauce, and my family gobbles them up before I even get to it. ;) The photos of your trip to the orchard are so fun, looks like a good day.

Anonymous said...

It's Linda Tagliaferro here. I just got a google alert that you mentioned me on your site, and sure enough... you mentioned my book on the life cycle of an apple! Thanks so much! I hope you and your son enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Linda Tagliaferro

mamakopp said...

We had the best time doing this a little while ago. So glad you had so much fun. Don't you just love it when they actually pose for a photo :)

Jessica said...

This week I am going to be teaching about apples and in my apple basket I have a couple of those books. Next weekend is apple picking weekend for me! Your photos are getting me excited!

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Ah, autumn in Wisconsin! It looks beautiful. Many years running, we have gone up to Dixon, NM to pick apples. But we've missed it the past two years.

Thanks for the virtual apple- picking trip!

Tara said...

Sounds like fun! Your little guys are always bursting with enthusiasm. It's adorable.