Friday, September 12, 2008
An Apple a Day
Every year, we go apple picking. Every year, we wait too long. Last year, there were only a few kinds of apples left by the time we got to the orchard. Although we had a great time with John, Kathy, Brian, and Karen, and it was about 90 degrees even though it was near the end of October, we came out with slim pickings. This year, we decided to go early to make sure we got our pick of some of our favorite apples, including galas. We got our galas, but that was about it, for this year, we went to the orchard too early. Only galas and early macs were ready to pick. We enjoyed picking those meager three rows; we were in and out in about half an hour with about 20 pounds of apples. We'll take Duncan again later, in mid-October, when the leaves have changed, the air has chilled, and the pumpkins have oranged. In the meantime, we'll enjoy a lot of apples, and, hopefully, my first homemade apple sauce.