Friday, October 1, 2010

Apple Pickin' Time

It's that wonderful time of the year... apple pickin' time! It's time to find an orchard and pick those apples right from the trees. A Fall tradition here in Wisconsin. 

Jerry, his daughter, two grandchildren, a little friend, our two dogs and I, went to his brother's orchard loaded with baskets and bags.

It was a beautiful sunny day!

The trees were laden with every type of apple you can think of and we picked some of each. The most inviting are always at the tippy-top and this 'basket gadget' was perfect for reaching up high.

It doesn't take long to fill a bushel basket with so many big and little hands working together.

I just love this time of the year... jeans and sweatshirt time.

My dog Otter just loves Jerry and he is so good to Otter!
Jerry's dog Dixie isn't in the photos as her legs are soooo long and she moves sooooo fast that I didn't get even one clear picture of her as she ran laps around the fields. Dixie's a Doberman.  

Otter had his first experience running in a farm field. All I could think of was, "I hope that his flea and tick medicine works well!" Just the thought made me scratch!

These apples are headed to the oven to become apple pies, apple squares, and apple bread. Jerry's daughter was going to make applesauce with a lot of her apples.
Have an apple, polish it up, and crunch right in!

Enjoy the season that your part of the world is experiencing !

PS The photos of Jerry's grandchildren and the friend they brought along, are adorable. I was asked not to put the children on my blog and I want to honor their mother's wish.


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

We're going after school this afternoon!!! Cannot wait!

Rhona said...

Looks like lots of fun! I don't think we have an apple orchard nearby where we can go pick them so I'll just enjoy your photos instead :)

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Joni -- it looks like heaven! Your pictures are beautiful!!!

Ruth's Place said...

Looks like lots of fun! We are hoping to go strawberry picking this weekend. I'm planning on making jam.

Helen said...

Keep in touch my friend ... I have just feasted catching up on all your news!