No, I didn't pick all these. Although a number of years ago I did pick apples
for pay and filled a few of this bins.
This orchard is on farmland that my hubby grew up on. His father planted
a lot of the trees here. It's a beautiful spot. And, it's for sale.
I sure wish I had the money to buy it and build a big farm house on it.
Beautiful Cortland apples.
The lower part of the trees were pretty well picked off and there were
lots of apples at the top but no ladder to be found.
I did find enough on the lower branches to fill a reusable grocery bag though.
There were hundreds of 'drops' on the ground. The deer hunters come in
at the end of the season and collect them for bait. I know, not fair game.
I got enough to fill this vintage basket.
Our basement is insulated so they don't keep very long - not cold enough.
Therefore I didn't pick too many this year. They just spoil.
This is 4 pounds of apples and they cost me $4.50.
Plus I got to enjoy the fresh air and beauty of the land.
That's a bonus!
Do you take a trip to the apple orchard in the fall?
There are still lots of apples to pick and this is probably the last weekend for
the U-Picks to be open.
I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the outdoors.