Monday, September 21, 2009

Apple Picking '09

Apple Picking abundance

Every year we head up to North Scituate to pick apples at Sunset Orchards. We've been going with John & Tati since the boys have been babies. Then Sara came along a year later and she joined the crew too.

This year John P and Jesse didn't go with us. John P was busy working and Jesse wasn't feeling so great so he chose to hang at home. We brought him home apple cider, which he loves, so he was just as happy lazing about and still getting his cider fix.

Because of all the rain we had this summer, the apple crop this year was amazing. I've never seen so many apples on one tree. The orchard also has peaches and pumpkins too.

Apple Picking Pumpkins

We were there for these babies.....

Apple Picking apples in big bin

Apple Picking Evan

Sara demonstrates the two fisted eating method.

Apple Picking 2 fisted apple eating - Sara

Tati likes to eat hers hiding inside the apple tree.

Apple Picking Tati hiding and eating

Evan likes to channel Popeye while he's eating.

Apple Picking Evan Popeye eating apple

John likes to act like he's 12 again.

What is it with men and boobs??

Please don't answer that.

Apple Picking John or 12 yr old boy

Evan must constantly make goofy faces.....

Apple Picking Evan with goofy face

..and Sara delights in joining him every chance she gets.

Apple Picking Sara Evan under tree

Apple Picking Tati with apple on display

Apple Picking Sara apple in mouth

Apple Picking on tree

After all the goofines was over, some actual apple picking took place.

Apple Picking John and Evan with poles

Apple Picking Tati handful

Apple Picking bag

We picked 25 pounds.

Tati & Sara picked 35.

Apple Picking haulin home

I don't think I even have to tell you to prepare for some apple recipes.

Apple Picking 1


Cate O'Malley said...

Love apple picking season - just picked a bunch yesterday - can't wait for homemade applesauce this week.

Mara said...

Nice! I am very excited for my first apple-picking adventure of the season. Of course followed by an apple bake-off extravaganza! great site!


June said...

I can smell the cinnamon already. Bring on those recipes, Lisa!

What a beautiful day! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Magnolia Handspun said...

Apple picking is so fun and I love the smell...picking apples in Montana just isn't the same as on the east coast.Looks like you and the fam had a great time!

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

~lifedramatic~ said...

I have never been to an apple orchard. I cannot imagine the heaven that must be. One of these days I'm going to follow in my Grampy's footsteps and pick Cortland apples in Maine in September. Sniff, sniff. I love your stories and photo journalism Lisa. You are truly a blessing.

~lifedramatic~ said...

A little linky love for you, Lisa. Because you inspire me, and I adore you :-*


Anonymous said...

You are a beautiful photographer. I love the first two. Spectacular stuff! They look like they belong in a fall magazine!

Looks like lots of fun. Maybe me and the boyf. will have to go!

Caroline said...

I love your pictures of the apple picking. It brought back a lot of memories. I live in Upstate New York and when the kids were young (quite a few years ago) we went every year. We get our fill of apples and I love baking up all the goodies, like apple pies and apple cider and more. You have a great site. I would like to link back to it if you don't mind from my blog.