Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Monday, October 12, 2009

An apple a day...

...or in this case, 40,000 apples in one day!
This weekend we went to the Carter Mountain Apple Orchard in Charlottesville. The weather wasn't the greatest, but the apple picking, the apple cider, the apple doughnuts, and the time together was great!

We tried a variety of apple-picking methods...

The Baby-Picker-- cute, but not so efficient.

The Hit-and-Catch Method--fun to watch, a trial of masculinity, a test of hand eye coordination, but made for some bruised apples (missed catches and overexuberant hits ;)

Climb-and-Snag Method-- efficient, effective, attractive, but scary (hardly insured, almost-dentist climbing a 20 foot high tree...)
Uhhh...this wasn't one of our proven methods...

Although it was rainy and quite brisk (which has been unusual for us lately), we had a lot of fun.
And even got to enjoy a picnic lunch! our var. Yay for apple orchards!