A group of friends from the ward gathered last Saturday morning for a favorite New England activity - Apple Picking. You can find farms everywhere. This time we went to Shelburne Farm in Stow, MA where I picked a peck of apples. By the time we left the farm, I had my bag completely filled with Macintosh, Cortland, and Macoun apples, along with my pockets, and along with my belly (I ate 7 apples that morning)! And if that wasn't enough, we got cider and cider doughnuts from the little shop at the farm afterward.
It brought back lots of memories of home - picking apples from Uncle Elliot's trees, playing in the orchard, grandpa's garden, making grape juice with mom, leaves changing colors....
|Apple number 5.... you have to taste them before you pick because you don't want to waste valuable space in your peck for gross apples! Ha!|
|The Apple Picking Gang|
Me, Courtney Hohl, Sarah H, Ty Turley
After picking apples we went to the Harvard Football game.... definitely different than Utah State football.
|Crimson (their mascot - not much of one if you ask me) plays in a stadium that reminds me of the Colosseum in Rome.|
|Ty Turley and I sitting on the visitors side of the field - Cornell.|
I was definitely more interested in the fans that come to watch Ivy League football then the game. You should have seen 'em - no hoopin' and hollorin', just politely clapping. Haha!
|I closed the day with food! $175 worth. Yahoo, now I can go and make apple crisp, apple pie, apple turnovers, apple cider, and apple dumplings.|