Where Did All the Apples Go? Our Family Apple-Picking Tradition Continues…Barely

Apple-picking has been one of our favourite family traditions since our kids were born. But this year we almost missed out! http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

Family traditions.

We have but a few traditions, but our annual apple-picking trek to Applewood Farm Winery is at the top of the list. This year we left our visit to the orchard later than usual, but the craziness of the past three weeks made it unavoidable. So, on the last day Applewood was open to the public for apple-picking, under a beautiful blue sky and crisp-but-not-too-cold autumn air, off we went.

Apple-picking has been one of our favourite family traditions since our kids were born. But this year we almost missed out! http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

We’ve never seen the trees look so bare on our trips to Applewood Farm Winery.

But where were all the apples?

When we arrived we were surprised to discover there were only two varieties left: Spencer and Cortland. And judging by the crowds arriving, there would be scarcely any left by the time the gates closed at the end of the day. Off we went, walking leisurely up and down the rows of apple trees because, really, why rush? As soon as the kids found fruit they could reach, they were off and running.

Apple-picking has been one of our favourite family traditions since our kids were born. But this year we almost missed out! http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

Finally, we struck gold! Or red…

Before long we had filled one bag with two-thirds ‘eating’ apples (Spencer) and the remainder with ‘cooking’ apples (Cortland). Tomorrow I’ll be baking my traditional apple crisp for Thanksgiving and as for the rest of the haul? We’ll be eating apples till Christmas.

Tell me, is apple-picking one of your family traditions?

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About Erica

Erica writes with humour and heart about family, #fit40s and living life in the carpool lane. Part-time banker by day and Netflix-addicted-cake-decorator by night, Erica's in-between time is spent dreaming up ways to ruin her kids' lives. Obviously.
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