Apple Picking On The Mountain

September 12, 2017

With my favorite time of year, comes my favorite things to do, many of which have turned into yearly traditions. Every September, the second week in, we head to Carter Mountain to pick our share of Golden Delicious apples. We fill the bag full in the orchard, then peruse the little store with all of its fall and Halloween handmade pieces, and enjoy a cider. This visit we grabbed a frozen apple cider (SO good! Even better than the peach slushes!) and a couple apple cider donuts that we enjoyed while rocking on the back deck over-looking the city and surrounding mountains. The weather was perfection, a gentle and cool breeze blowing steadily, and the sun stayed out with an occasional dip behind the clouds. We couldn't have asked for a better apple picking adventure! 

Greer was delighted to pluck big, green apples right off of the trees. If she could have, she would have tried to hold onto every single one we picked. This particular orchard is on a down-hill slope, so we couldn't let her just wander through the rows, though she would have loved that freedom. So instead, her daddy would treat her by picking her way up in the air so she could reach some high apples. She would have gladly taste-tested each apple too. But we were certain we didn't want little teeth marks in all of our fruit :)

Outfit Details: 
on Greer --> Rain Boots (similar) || Overalls || Shirt || Bow 

I can't get over this girl in her overalls. They are the most precious thing. And she loves to wear them, which makes it all the better. 

The view is breathtaking from any place you are standing. Rocking on the back deck was a nice way to end our time at the orchard. I can't believe that our first tradition of the fall season has come and gone already! Time is flying, and I am trying my best to slow down and savor it all. We have so many fun things ahead of us from now through the rest of the year. 

Now it's time for some apple baking, and I think today is going to be a great day for a fresh apple crisp crumble! Who doesn't love a fresh-from-the-oven apple dessert?! What are your favorite apple recipes? I'd love to know!

See our past years of apple picking! 

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