But to catch you up ~
This past weekend David and I made our way up to Ellijay, GA (or Redneck City) to take a tour of an apple orchard and absorb all of the beauty that the fall season has to offer! And we had company, Aubree, Jake and their little one, Xavier. Everyone had a great time ~ once we found an actual ORCHARD! I mapped out our day at an apple store, not an orchard. The website was deceiving!!!! After asking around, we finally found an actual orchard, Hillcrest Apple Orchard (http://www.hillcrestorchards.net/). The place smelled of cow and pig poo from their petting farm. Other than that, it was a great experience. My and Xavier's first apple orchard was a success!
We all picked tons of apples. David bought a large bag for only $13 and we filled it to the brim! I think we left there with 40-50 apples. Can't beat that! Now, what in the world do I do with all of these apples before they rot? I want to try baking, preserving, saucing... you name it, I'll try it. I just have to find the right recipe. Once I do, I'll fill you in on the delicious secrets.
David, Aubree, Jake walking down the orchard trying to find just the right tree for picking...
Aubree, Jake and Xavier (little older than 3 weeks old)
One of the many beautiful apples found, picked and/or eaten during our adventure...
Next year I would love to find a peach orchard and possibly a strawberry patch where you can pick your own... Mmmmmm ~ my tummy is already saying 'Yes!'.