Friday, October 9, 2015

Apple Picking 2015

With Sukkot being so rainy, we took a chance and went back up to Stepps Hillcrest Orchard in Hendersonville, NC. We were blessed in that the rain held off for most of the day and the clouds kept us from getting too warm. We really liked the apples we got there last year and figured we'd go back for more.

 We weren't disappointed. :) Last year, Sukkot was later in the season, so we got a slightly different selection this year.

 We picked Cameo, Arkansas Black, Granny Smith, Blushing Gold, Fuji, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Law Rome,

 There were still a few apple blossoms on the trees.

 This is Cinnamon and Sugar, the neighbor's donkeys. Sadly for them, there were signs asking us not to feed them apples.

 There was no problem finding enough apples.

 Emma couldn't help but two-fist them :)

 Irene had to test every one she could reach.

Quite a haul! Once we got done, we had picked 3 1/2 bushels that we then turned into about 8 gallons of applesauce! That should last us until next year...

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