Apple Picking 2015 : A Necessary Autumn
"Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard..." - Robert Frost
I packed the picnic basket with mason jars filled with my Great Grandfather, Gabe Maletta's, magical soup and a loaf of pumpkin seed bread and Irish pasture butter. We went to the orchard for our annual picnic where we picked apples to make apple sauce for thanksgiving and a galette for breakfast. We dined al fresco with friends and sipped cider on our quilts while the vinegary scent of fallen apples filled the air and the bees were busy with a harvest of their own. We ate apple donuts and caramel apples for dessert and said hello to the one eyed horse and affectionate donkey. Then we took a spontaneous trip to the ruins of Beverly Mill. It was a perfect autumn, fun filled day.
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