Thursday, November 03, 2011

Sky Top Orchard

It's a beautiful (and chilly) day in Oklahoma...and the sky reminds me of our beautiful day in North Carolina a few weeks ago, when we went apple picking at Sky Top Orchard.  

There's something thrilling about picking your own apples...something so sweet about taking a few bites while picking...and something like fear as you watch your six year old son try to climb to the top of apple trees like his (much older and agile) second cousins, because that's the "best" way to get them.

The afternoon was perfect, though the hike to the still-fruit-bearing trees was much longer than our last trip there. (You can see a glimpse of the stretch we hiked above.) After baskets full of apples were collected and paid for and apple cider doughnuts and cider slushies were enjoyed, we called it a day. It was a wonderful afternoon with much of my Dad's extended family.

I can't help but think about our previous trip there...

And in case you have your own stock of hand-picked apples, there are some apple recipes coming your way these next few weeks!  ( and I'd love to hear your favorite apple we still have some apples left!)


Holly said...

Adore these pictures. We went apple picking at my grandparents this year and it was so fun!
I made apple butter and we ate it with pumpkin scones, and it was just amazing. I can get you the recipes if you like :)

Jen Kershner said...

I love these precious pictures! What wonderful memories you are making for your family.

Shawna said...

Darling! So glad you got to go apple picking this year!!

JennO said...

LOVE your family fun to see the changes and how much fun you had.
My favorite apple recipe is just to make some thin slices, bake them with cinnamon and a sprinkle of sugar. pie and apple tart are a close second. LOL ;)


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