September 18th, 2012
It's Apple Season at the Farm!
Posted by Sharkey
The first day of autumn, which is officially called the Autumnal Equinox, falls on Saturday, September 22, just a few days away. There are many things I love about autumn, especially the apple harvest when we bake pies and make cider. We have many different varieties of apple trees at the farm and over the years, I have focused on a few that are my favorite.
1 I saw some really beautiful apples on the apple espalier the other day. Just a little further down the row.
2 See what I mean? These winesap apples are just gorgeous!
3 They have a really nice fragrance!
4 The texture of a winesap apple is nice and crisp when you bit into it, and it has a pleasantly tart flavor.
5 These are definitely my choice for cider!
6 I think I'll throw in a few green ones, too, for a little extra tartness. Now I'll go to the flower room and wash all the fruit.
7 Oh no! It's Laura Acuna at the sink! I don't want another bath! I haven't been playing with skunks!
8 Phew! Laura is just washing apples.
9 I still have a funny feeling about this.
10 I don't think Laura will notice one bit that I'm not here to help her. I'll just go check on the cider press.
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