Tuesday, August 31, 2010

apple picking!

Summer is dwindling away here, and I am sad to see it go.  I must admit that I am hoping for two very conflicting things: just a little bit more summer, and the chill that will bring the mosquitos at our house to a standstill.

Anyways, we went apple picking for the first time this year, and it was very educational:

  •   Apparently stink bugs thrive on apples. 

  • Not all grown-ups can ignore said stink bugs.

  • Said grown-ups make Mama happy she grew up in the woods. With boys. 

  • Apples can and do split right open on the tree, by the dozens. 

  • My boys enjoy picking fruit that isn't growing on the ground (they both picked and picked and picked). 

  • And, most importantly, we learned that someday, when we own our own place, we want fruit trees.  Especially a sprawling apple tree for climbing.

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