…for apple picking.
Today, we took a trip to the apple orchard despite somewhat blustery weather.
This was really Owen’s first experience with the orchard (last year, many of Minnesota’s orchards were apple-less after a late-spring frost). Mostly, he took individual bites out of 56 different grounded apples, threw them around like balls, and ran up and down the rows like it was his job.
Bound by tradition, Brad and Eric faced off in their epic apple toss competition, you know, the one in which they basically throw their backs out in an attempt to throw apples about five feet with a shotput-like motion…using only their mouths. It is super manly and impressive.
But newcomer Matt outdid them both this year and looked pretty graceful while doing so. Just look at that form.
Despite the clouds, wind, and a lost hat, we made the most of apple season, picking a huge bag of honeycrisps that I’ll probably dream about tonight. And of course, photography nerds that we are, we made the most of all of the vintage farm machinery at the orchard. And so did the older kids.
If that’s what we have to look forward to in a few years, I’m happy that for now, our little guy is content to just sit (safely) on the tractor.
I’ve got apple crisp in mind, and maybe some more of these super easy apple cinnamon rolls. What’s on your apple-to-do list this fall?