Last Friday, hubby took the day off work so we could go the farm to pick apples as a family. He had traveled to various states over the past two weeks and wanted to take some time to be with us. Even today, he already went to Wisconsin. Just an overnight trip this time. But going to the farm is kind of an annual thing that we started even before we had kids. We just love when all the yummy Fall fruits are in full bloom and we can go pick them fresh from the trees. The cost may not be as efficient as we would like and the farms are not even close by (at least an hour’s drive). And we chose farms according to what they have ready. But we love the experience! Here are previous posts about our trips. Last year we visited two different farms: Knuton’s Country Harvest in July & Royal Oak Farm in October.
Below are photos of our trip and then a delicious apple pie recipe we made with some fresh cooking apples. Our little 3 year old wanted me to make apple pie from the moment I told her we were going to the farm. She loves cooked apples with all the spices and a little sweet – but she does not eat the crust.
I really love how this farm is Christ-centered. Many verses could be seen throughout different areas of the farm. Over the fire place on the left side in the photo below, is a that plaque quotes Romans 11:33-36. And of course, we sat sat around the fireplace and warmed ourselves because it was a bit chilly outside. Then we had some hot cider when we were leaving!
And those apples made us some delicious apple pies!
What have you done this past weekend? Do you ever go visit the farms if you live far away from them? Would love to know!
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness (Proverbs 31;27, KJV).