Pick of the 'Crop!
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We have a great time,, picking the apples, talking, and eating!
We pick an variety of apples -
Gala, McIntosh, Cortland, and Spys.
Arriving at the Orchard , our van is full of excited, talkative, and energetic children.
Everyone has a partner to pair up with, and the apple picking begins.
These are apples that have fallen from the tree,, still in nice condition, and a bit cheaper in price.
Apple picking brings out the fun in all of us.
It also teaches our children some great qualities,, diligence, hard work = rewards.I love to listen to the special converations that our children have with one another, as they work together under the apple trees.
Last year, my oldest children got a little creative with their time... and we made it a "grand ole' photo shoot!"
So much for productivity!
When we arrive home, all of the kids help chop, core, and cook down the apples, until we have quarts and quarts of applesauce.
It smells sooo wonderful.
This memory has been in the making for 20 years. It is an annual tradition,, and a necessary supplement to our pantry!
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