Saturday, October 11, 2008

Apple Picking!

On Friday we headed out to Breeden's Orchard here in Mt Juliet to do some apple picking. The kids were so excited and Matt and I were looking forward to it too. It was the perfect day to go. There were only 2 other people in the orchard when we got there, so we pretty much had the whole back row to ourselves. We had to lay some ground rules before we sent them out (don't pick the apples of the ground, pick apples bigger than your hand and don't shake the trees). They did great! I think we had the baskets filled with in 10 min, and then we just wandered around looking at all the apples. When we got home we ate a few of them and they were juicy and tasted great. We got a ton, but the lady there told me how to store them for up to 6 months. So we are hoping it will work. They kids love to eat apples and I can do my grandma's recipe for apple squares and apple pie. We are going to take some camping with us and do baked apples in the fire- yum!! Enjoy the pics from our day

*Heading out to the trees*
*I LOVE this picture of the kids with Matt*
*I think she was having trouble pulling this apple off the tree*
*Doing some serious apple picking- Full concentration*
* I had pulled an apple off that still had leaves attached and Riley cleaned it up for me*
*Telling Mommy about the apples*
*Ready to eat apples!*
*Our haul*
All the trees int he back were loaded like this (thanks for the tip Carrie)*
*Heading back to the front to weigh our apples*
*This one was their size*
*The sun was pretty bright- I love Riley's face in this one*


Anonymous said...

Great pics. And how it does a grandmother's heart good to see her grandchildren having such great family experiences. Thanks Matt and Marie for your dedication to family.

Love ya,

Amy said...

How fun! So, how do you store apples for 6 months?

Marie said...

She said to get the gallon freezer bags, and then dip the apples in cold water, place them in a single layer and seal. Then you can place them, stacked, in your fridge and they will last up to 6 months. I just did mine the other day so I will try to let you know how it goes (yet I am sure we will eat them all before the 6 month mark!)

Michelle said...

Looks like so much fun! You take great pictures Marie. I am sure that was a neat experience for your kids. :)