It was a shameful summer for picking our own produce here at Casa Seis. We live mere minutes from a fabulous strawberry patch, and we did not pick our own strawberries this summer. Not once. It would be equally convenient for us to pick our own blackberries and raspberries. Again, we did not. I'm not sure why, but it's very sad.
Apple season is now upon us and I've learned my lesson from the summer of produce past. I took the kids out to Stuckey Farms in Sheridan last week. There are quite a few apple orchards around Indianapolis, but this one is probably my favorite. The apple cider slushies might be a factor in my opinion. The older gentlemen who gives us a ride down to the end of the rows of apple trees is definitely a factor in my opinion.
We didn't pick bushel upon bushel of apples. I prefer to just let the kids run in and around the trees and sample all the different varieties of apples. While they frolic, I take pictures. I dare you to go to an apple orchard and not come away with pictures that make you smile.
It seems each year poses some challenge to one of my children in regards to developmental milestones. Last year it was Eli having to do his Jungle Book crawl over the rocks. This year it's Elena's turn. Have you ever tried eating an apple when 3 out of your 4 front teeth are missing?
It's especially hard when your mother is laughing at you and you know she's going to put your troubles on the internet for everyone to see.
Happy Fall. Go pick some apples or pumpkins before it's too late. I'd hate for you to go into the long dark days of winter with any produce regrets. That's my Public Service Announcement for the year.
Now here's your Public Service Apple.
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