All the low hanging fruit

by Carol Browne on August 31, 2013 · 0 comments

in Edibles, General, Photos

Apple Picking

As promised, I was up at the CRACK OF DAWN, knocking on the He-Man-Way’s door to go apple picking. They were all semi-awake at 7:30 am, not quite ready for my 7:38 am arrival. We did get going on the road to Abbotsford by about 8 am, so not bad at all. Really. I don’t leave the house to go to work until 8:30, so the fact that I was up at all was pretty much a miracle. And to be on the road with another adult and 2 kids and not be grumpy? We were doing all right!

We weren’t the first ones at the farm, but we were definitely in the top 5 visitors on opening day.

We started picking apples…

Apple Picking

then moved on to the plum trees – absolutely dripping with fruit. It was crazy, actually.

Apple Picking

And picked a few pears for good measure. We will be eating fruit for weeks. I’ll also share some with my pals at work.

Apple Picking

We (and by we, I mean, Johanna) dragged the kids and the fruit back to the field to see the animals.

Poor Johanna – she was the beast of burden.

Apple Picking

Being a horse is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Some of the animals we visited included:

Chickens – including a rooster.

Apple picking

A pony and a goat.

Apple Picking

And lots of sunflowers.

Apple picking

It was a dreamy, fun day. The weather was beautiful and the trees were absolutely covered with fruit. The pumpkins were also looking very good. I picked up a white pumpkin and some little sugar pumpkins for roasting up and eating.

I also remembered to bring my film camera – the pentax with the long lens. I have no idea at all how the photos will turn out. I put the camera on auto, and since there was no autofocus, I did my best to focus manually. I pick those photos up tomorrow after 4 o’clock.

I will be pleased if just 1 turns out.

All my photos can be see here if you like photos of delicious apples! Also, the farm we went to is called Willow View Farms in Abbotsford. I just love that place.

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