Flavors of Autumn
by, 09-14-2013 at 08:15 AM (876 Views)
We're a bit late in decorating for fall this year, usually I like to have our autumn decor up over Labor day weekend. It seems as the kids get older, our days get busier. I used to think things would calm as they aged and slow down, but the older they get, the faster time seems to fly.
Our youngest is now driving . . . and within the first 15 minutes of having this lovely new ability, a deer ran out in front of him! He handled it like a champ, but my heart is still pounding.
I digress, since we're a little late decorating, we're also a bit late getting to the orchard to pick Macs & Cortlands. These are New England varieties of apples. . . and as such, very very few orchards actually grow these varieties. So, we're on our way 4 hours from home to get these coveted fruits that just can't be beat by any other variety! Yes, I realize that this isn't exactly cost effective, but If I'm going to spend an entire weekend peeling & coring, canning and freezing apples in pies, fritters, turnovers, muffins, pancake mixes, etc I WANT My Favorite apple. LOL.
It's always an adventure, traipsing through the orchard, acres and acres of delicious smelling trees, honey bees buzzing around, and the smell of apple cider donuts filling the air. The orchard we go to is located in the Mountains and it's always beautiful to watch the colors of the trees changing, and the smells of fall in the air, the crispness, it just can't be beat.
But today we have to hurry back just a tad faster than normal, it's also dh birthday and Game Day- so we've got a houseful coming!
So that's what's on the Agenda for today . . what's going on in your neck of the woods this weekend?