I am a fruit-pickin machine this summer!
It all started with blueberry picking way back in June. Then I did A LOT of blackberry picking throughout the summer. I also did a little peach picking at my aunt-in-law’s a few weeks back, but they were pretty tiny.
But today beats them all! As I mentioned yesterday, I made an apple cobbler with apples from our own tree. There were so many of them that were up too high for us to reach, so today we hauled out the big guns!
Yep! My honey loaded me in the bucket and raised me up to reach the apples! I was a bit scared at first, but it was such a cool experience knowing I was picking fruit from our own yard (seeing as how my garden has been pitiful this year, this was a big boost to the ego :)).
This little guy held on all throughout the crazy wind yesterday!
The view from above 🙂 I will never get tired of this view!
Since my arms weren’t long enough, I had to use a stick to get the apples down. I felt like I was playing with a pinata!
My honey and Titan watched from below. They also thought it was funny to just leave me up there while they wrestled!
The back of our house. One day I plan to post about our house from start to finish (all 2 1/2 years of it!). The short version is this: we added the rock part onto the 18th century log cabin. I promise I’ll elaborate in the future 🙂 To see the front of the house, check out my About Me page.
The bounty of my efforts!
Haha! Just kidding! I got way more than that! Since I had to knock down most of them, my honey picked them up and put them in a bowl.
Flying high! Getting ready to go back down!
About them there peaches….
Last week, the people we get our raw milk from told me about a local orchard that only charges $15 a bushel for peaches! $15! That’s practically stealing them! Because I have been loving peaches for the past month or so (and spending $5 per 1/4 peck, which is like 7 or 8 peaches), I told my honey we needed to go find this orchard because I needed more peaches! So we loaded up our pup in the car and set out.
What a beautiful place! It is called High Places Orchard and it is right off of 522 outside of Front Royal (if anyone is in the area, I highly recommend going!). They also had about 10 different varieties of apples! We picked up some golden delicious, gala and one we’re not sure of! The best thing was you could mix and match any of the apples and it was still just $14 for a bushel!
Since it is just my honey and I, we opted for 1/2 a bushel of peaches and 1/2 a bushel of apples (yes, I realize that is still a crazy amount for two people, but we plan to share with family!). Plus, I picked up some local honey for pretty cheap. Grand total: $17.75!
Titan loved the adventure! He passed out on the way home and I’m hoping he’ll fall asleep again here soon so my honey and I can enjoy something peachy 🙂
Please share your favorite peach and apple recipes!!! Cobblers are already in the works, as are lots and lots of smoothies!