Here's the best part...we had plain old fun. No drama, no outbursts, no safety concerns. A few months ago, we wondered if we'd ever be able to have "normal" family outings again...so grateful for the progress we're seeing.
|We started out easy with lower branches but couldn't find much fruit...|
|so the boys took things up a notch.|
|Next my star athletes took over...Mr. Agility was up in the tree, pitching apples to Ms. Softball...|
|As you can see, he's awfully proud of his harvesting technique.|
|Apples were safely delivered to the sorter for bagging.|
|Our quality control specialist insisted on testing for flavor and ripeness.|
- Great afternoon, brought home about 20 lbs of apples. We got Jona Gold, Mutsu, Russet, Cameo, Golden Delicious and a few other varieties.
- OK, maybe 15 lbs actually made it home but hey, we were hungry after all that exercise!
- We were thirsty too so we had to have cups of apple cider in the barn...and cider donuts.
- If you don't live in a place where you can get fresh, hot cider donuts on a crisp fall day...well, I feel sorry for you.