Apple Filled Trees

October 4, 2013

Apple Picking SACRES COLLAGE 1
Because our first trip to the apple orchard was lacking apples on the trees, we headed out to another orchard last weekend.
AND there were apples GALORE!

We absolutely LOVE this orchard. It is about 25 minutes away from our home, but it is well worth it.
The farm is one of the biggest around and they have just about every variety of apple you could imagine.
On Sunday when we were there, we could pick Pears, or Jonagold Apples.
Since I am the only one that eats pears, we decided to go for the apples.

It was a gorgeous day and I think everyone in the area had the same idea, because the line for the bus that takes you into the orchard was LONG.
This is one of the best things about this place. The orchard is so large, they literally bus you directly to your picking spot.
And these are not just any ordinary buses, they are convertible school buses.
The girls giggle the entire time we are riding along.

Covertible Bus BLOG
I quickly snapped this with my iphone and posted on instagram while we waiting for the next bus.
You can see why the girls look forward to this part of the trip:)

Apple Picking SACRES COLLAGE 2
When we got off the bus, we were directed where to pick.
It was pretty congested in our row of trees, there were about 30 other people out there picking with us, but there were plenty of apples to go around. Sarah and Reagan had our box filled with about 20 pounds of Jonagolds in a matter of minutes.

They are great baking apples..... now I just need some time to get in the kitchen and bake up some apple goodness.
Every year I make a to die for apple bundt cake.
I have posted the recipe multiple times over the years, you can find it HERE.
Anyone have any other favorite apple recipes?
I would love to try something new.
If you have a recipe, please share.

TGIF friends!!
Have a wonderful weekend.
It will be a busy one here....a week from today, I have a special group of ladies arriving for a very fun photography weekend.
Lots of preparing has gone into this weekend and I am already feeling many small details and I want everything to be just perfect. If you are the praying type, we would appreciate some "good weather" prayers and also some prayers that everyone who is traveling to get here, arrives safely and without delay.
I will be sharing some of the fun things I have prepared next week!!


Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Stunning as usual! I love photos in the apple orchard (and pumpkin patch)! How cool are those buses?
I always end up with way too many apples so I make applesauce. I follow this basic recipe but now I throw it all in the crockpot and cook all day on low. I even leave the skin on most of the time!

4 Lettre Words said...

Gorgeous, my friend! These just scream Fall.

Unknown said...

So beautiful!! :) I had a great apple pie recipe but I deleted it. I'll let you know when it's up again.

Buckeroomama said...

These pics are so fun (and lovely!). I would love to go on that convertible school bus, too. The farm we go to to pick blueberries also use school buses to take us to our 'row.' I thought that was pretty cool (mainly because the yellow school buses are so different from the ones that we have here).

Oh my, I definitely will have to try that apple bundt cake recipe! Now that the weather is cooler, I feel the baking bug again. :)

Gina Kleinworth said...

So much fun & wow look how long her hair is getting!! We ended up avoiding the orchards because of the crowds this year. I will have to figure out the slower days by the time next year's picking come around.

Sounds like you will have a super fun weekend- can't wait to see pics of that.

tiarastantrums said...

we have so many apples too!

here is a link to my pinterest page - tons of apple recipes:

diane said...

What a glorious outing you had!!!!
Awesome shots.
Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Yay, the apples are in!

likeschocolate said...

Love the apple bundt cake. Make it every year!

You might like this recipe! Simple fast and tasty. Comes from New Basics cookbook.

Microwave Apple Sauce
8 apples peeled, cored, and diced
(I use Gala, but you can use a
combination of apples you like)
1/4 cup of sugar
1 small lemon juiced
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 cup water
in a mixing bowl combine above items and microwave on high for six minutes
mash down with a potato masher and microwave for and additional 6 minutes.
If the mixture is still two chunky you can mash again or put in a blender.