Sunday, September 21, 2008
I truly LOVE where I Live... I can't imagine me living anywhere else...If I didn't get to watch the leaves turn colors or look out and see the Green Mountains of Vt.. for what seems forever and ever... well... I would be DEVASTATED ..All though the apple orchard we went to today.. this tree stuck out from the rest.. it was mainly the only tree in our area that changed to such vibrant colors..
Each year we usually grab a group of random kids... and shove them into our two cars and head over to the border lines of VT...Each Year we go to an Orchard Called WellWood. It's the same place where we went out and blueberry picked! Same little town in VT we grab our Christmas Tree as well!
We walked around a bit to check out the varieties of apples.. and the size.. size is a big issue for me.. because when I can them.. I don't want to peel 80 vs 40 to fill the jars... at first we had a REALLY hard time finding good size ones... It seemed maybe we were a bit "late" in the season to get the good size ones... UNTIL.. I found a tree that was hidden on the end of the trail... we picked TWO bushels just from one tree!
That's a pretty good sized apple!!
The year would not be complete unless a few kids were in a tree to pick the apples...
And of course we had to bring "FAKE JAKE" with us.. He didn't make one PEEP.. and we got quite a few strange looks.. as if there was something wrong with use because we were carrying around a plastic "baby".... ahhh ohh well.
The Whole Motley Crew..
Their pumpkins are AMAZING!! However.. the cost of them.. is something I can't swallow.. this one pumpkin was $20
You can see the size of it here with my son... it wasn't $20 "cute" to me!! But... as we all know the cost of everything is through the roof...
If you look even closer at my son's leg you can see where I "think" there was a spider bite!!
Tomorrow however... Good Morning America is going to be at Wellwood Orchards around 2pm.. Hubby and I were thinking of going back just to "peek" and see what they would be doing there... more than likely it will be CROWDED.. and I'm so NOT a crowd kind of gal..But I'll let you know!
As for now... I have 2 bushels of apples to can up and use through out the year...Can't wait!