Tuesday, September 8, 2009

apple picking.

We had plans to head over to a little beach town in Rhode Island this Labor Day weekend. Then the dreaded cold struck our house. We didn't feel like making the trip with all of our sniffles and sneezing. Instead we went apple picking!

I am sure this isn't a big deal for many of you, but neither of us had ever been. We found Lyman Orchards online and thought it would be a quiet little farm. Boy were we wrong! There was a stream of cars going in and out, both a sunflower and corn maze, and a grocery store complete with a bakery pumping out apple pies and apple cider donuts. Mmmm!

We came home with a bag of apples, an apple cider donut (for me!), homemade pot pies (for him!), and fresh apple cider. I am looking forward to warming up the apple cider on the stove with plenty of spices. Definitely a warm welcome for Fall.

We'll be going back next month to pick pumpkins and more apples. If you're in the Hartford / Middlefield area, I would recommend you take a trip as well!


  1. Your photos are great! I can't wait for a visit to the apple orchard. And cider donuts, I don't care what the calorie count is, aren't they amazing?!

  2. This post is so great! The photos are gorgeous (as always) and going to apple orchards in the fall is one of my favorite things! I adore hot cider and the orchard we always frequent has the BEST pumpkin pie fudge!

  3. Great post! I love fresh picked apples, we don't have those in here