We had another busy weekend around here. It was cloudy, cold, and windy all weekend. But we have a limited amount of free weekends before winter comes and we stay indoors for days at a time. So we bundled up and headed out!
I woke up Saturday and wanted to visit the farmer’s market. There is one within walking distance from my house. But it was about 40 degrees out, so we drove.
Avery had a great time looking at all the produce and naming everything. We bought some carrots and the lady gave Avery an extra one to munch on while we were shopping. Avery loved that. She also kept demanding that we buy peppers. Loudly. Too bad, Jeremy and I don’t like peppers. Avery left without any. Maybe someday…
That night Jeremy went to a bachelor party. So I had a friend come over. We ordered Chinese food and had a nice little girls night.
We got off to a late start on Sunday. It happens when everyone in the house is up well past 11 pm the night before. We went back and forth on what to do for the day. We decided to try visiting a different apple orchard than the one a couple of weeks ago. I’m still disappointed at the experience. Going to the orchard is one of my favorite fall activities, so I needed a redo so I could go into the winter satisfied.
Jeremy went to buy our Pick Your Own bag and Avery and I went wandering around the main barn building.
Avery liked looking at the assorted gourds. Telling me which ones were bumpy and orange and yellow. Then when I wasn’t looking she grabbed a small pumpkin and tried to bite into it like an apple! She’s so weird sometimes.
Next we headed out to get in line for the tractor ride into the orchard. It was taking a while since it was so busy.
They had some kiddie tractor rides going on while we waited. Avery basically ran to it saying, “My turn!” and tried to climb on. She might have been a little excited.
We ended up with an entire bag full of apples. I have big plans. At least one batch of apple butter, apple crisp, and maybe if I’m daring enough, apple pie!
Did you make it to an apple orchard this year? Any recipes I must try with my 11+ pounds of apples??