Friday, October 8, 2010

apple picking

One of our favorite autumn rituals
is apple picking at the Giese Farm.

First we walk through their backyard to the orchard

Then everone gets to work (or tasting)

Some pickers are very young

Some are not so young

Some are related to me

Some work hard

Some not so hard

When the work is finished load the truck and hike on back

Next we snack on some great treats

and play in the yard

Warm up with some chili

Chat with friends, old and new

And finally thank our gracious hosts

This year there were 63 "pickers" - amazing!


Ali said...

Always such a fun event! Nothing tastes better than an apple picked right off the tree!

Jude@ThisJewels4You said...

Looks like everyone had fun and what a great way to spend a fall day. Jude

Debbie said...

great pictures and great pickers. . . what a special fall event that we're all lucky enough to take part in. Thanks for the nice post.

Christine said...

Can anyone join?
That would be such a fun ritual. And what a magnificent place to gather.

Wendy said...

This looks like so much fun! Do you get to keep some of the apples? Just looks like the perfect day :)

Crickit said...

What a fun tradition! It looks like a GREAT time was had by all. What will you do with the apples that you picked?

Beth @ Dirty Laundry said...

Wow! I'm sure you look forward to that day all year! Your hosts are blessed with a beautiful orchard and wonderful friends!

Cindybrown said...

Oh what fun!! Great photos!!!

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a fun way to spend a Fall day. It looked like pictures out of a Country Living Magazine. Think of the memories you make for the children. I think this sounds like a special event.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Looks like fun. And I love your candy corn tree in the other post; cute idea!

dee dee said...

What a fun way to spend an afternoon! I would just love to attend an event like this one, esp. with family and friends along for the day! Thanks for sharing!
Dee Dee