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Picking (but not your nose)

21/09/2010

Where did we leave off…?  Oh yeah!

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This was and apple picking trip for canning apples, but then we heard a magic word…PEACHES!

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Linvilla Orchards has acres and acres of pick your own and we wanted to take full advantage.

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I thought peaches were out of season already but I was all for making some peach butter or spiced peach anything.  We loaded into the wagon and were off to the peach orchards.

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The long bumpy ride left plenty of time to practice my self portrait taking…I might need more practice 😀

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Of course there were pretty pictures too because who can resist this scenery.

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Unfortunately I was right.  Peach season is almost over leaving little fruit on the trees but plenty of bees.  Bees and I are mortal enemies so we picked about 15 decent ones.

IMG_4092I plotted to head back to the farm market for more…and some other goodies of course 🙂

Momma made sure to sample one making sure it was up to par.

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Don’t worry it’s figured into the cost and there were lots of other people tasting the product…even the workers. 

Now back to our original adventure…APPLES!

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So many more to pick from it was overwhelming.  Everything from you good old Red Delicious to Jonamacs.  Give Hunni and I a bunch of trees to play in and silly antics are bound to happen.

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Momma laughed and did her job of taste testing again.

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The apples were so perfect we almost couldn’t stop picking.  Then I remembered that I’m apple picking again on Saturday with the CDNY girls in our neck of the woods orchards.  Besides I only have two days to can my little heart out here.  🙂 Reluctantly I stuck to one box.

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Crates are good for other things…like baby pictures and new laptop backgrounds.  Lacking the baby we enlisted Momma for a new picture to frame.  What do you think?

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Don’t mind Hunni’s face…he didn’t have sunglasses.  Besides he had to carry our box back to the stand to pay and those suckers were pretty heavy.

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After paying for our stock (only $24 for the apples and $6 for the peaches) I was true to my word and headed back to the Farm Market to pick up more peaches. 😀

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Of course we couldn’t stick to just peaches…we were hungry!

..To be continued

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. actorsdiet permalink
    21/09/2010 8:15 PM

    i just realized i’ve never picked peaches before!

    • 21/09/2010 8:16 PM

      It was fun but I want to go earlier in the season next year. Most were gone by the time we went.

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