This year’s trip to Crane’s was just a bit different from last year’s trip. 🙂
It was fun to go poking through the apple orchard with three people who had never been picking before. Dan and Teresa, and Leila, along with JP and I, all had a marvelous time. The temperature was mild and there was just a slight cloud cover, which made for good picking. After we took advantage of the sliver-sized samples at the barn, we rumbled off toward the Honeycrisps, our apple of choice this Saturday. Leila was perched happily in Dad’s backpack, and was more than delighted to receive her own little apple from Teresa Auntie.
Leila held on carefully to her apple for the rest of the picking expedition, which may have been the cutest part of the whole day. Oddly, she never tried to eat her little apple, but immediately took a chomp out of my prize Cortland. As you saw at the top, Leila enjoyed grazing on the apples as much as we did.
We probably all came home we several pounds too many apples, but we’re choosing to live into the adage, An apple a day keeps the doctor away, as we head into a big trip to Iowa at the end of the week. We’ll pack a sack of apples in the car to keep any sickness at bay, especially since Leila has just recovered from her first ear infection, and JP and I are getting over our first (and hopefully only!!) colds for the season. Good thing we like apples. (And what about apple pie, does anyone know if that counts too?)
Last year this time…