I am shamelessly behind in my blogging. We’ve just been so busy with life lately. Anyhow, on to the blogging…
Earlier in the fall I came across this really cute Fall Bucket List on Pinterest. I backtracked it to its creator and found that here Loves of Life. We’ve been checking stuff off one by one slowly throughout the season. So far we have done :
*Pumpkin Patch (times 2)
Most recently, we made caramel apples. Yum yum! Next year I am going to try to make our own caramel because the store-bought stuff is always too sticky and just falls right off the apple. Must be that milkmaid brand.
Here are some of our pictures from our apple picking. This was so much fun. I cannot wait to go back again. The apples were delicious. We went to the TS&M Apple Orchard here in Bellevue, NE. If you are close by, I highly recommend the Jon-a-red apples. So good. Even Zion, my non-fruit/veg eating child, loved these.
After we picked our 3 apples apiece, we got to watch a cider press demonstration. Unfortunately, cider has to be pasteurized before it is sold, but all the adults got to sneak a sip of the yummy fresh cider. The kids got to try some pre-bottled pasteurized cider. I need to get us a press so we can make real, unpasteurized cider. It was amazingly fresh and tasty.
The trees were really neat. They were all dwarf varieties so they won’t get much taller. I think they said these trees were either 5 or 6 years old already. Their short size makes it easy for people to pick on their own without trucks. I think I want a grove for our front yard.