September 20, 2011

It's Apple Picking Time ~ Honey Crisp

Saturday morning I was up and ready by 5:45 A.M. waiting for my friend to arrive so we could go apple picking, Honey Crisp apple picking.  These apples are so popular in our area that people line up, in their cars for, over two hours to pick these apples before they are gone. We arrived around 6:30 A.M. to be car number three.
Many, many more cars were in line around 
the bend and out on the county road.

We came prepared for a long wait with coffee, books, and of course, we talked and talked and talked. The time flew at 9:00 A.M.  we headed into the orchards.

This orchard had many different types of apples, but 
Saturdays pick was just Honey Crisp.

Honey Crisp apples are sweet and crisp with a hint 
of tartness. They keep for a long time in a cool place.
These apples are selling in the grocery store for $2.99 a pound.

The tress were full and ready to be picked.

Red and ready to be plucked from the tree, yummy.

My friend Nancy picking her first bag of apples.

The people, the apples, the fun!

We picked five bags of apples each bag is a half bushel.
I took two, and we split one bag.
Each half bushel bag was $30.00. Between Nancy 
and I, we spent a $150.00 on apples.

It took us 15 minutes to pick two and a half bushels of apples. 
When we were leaving the orchard was buzzing with people and 
more, were entering the area. The orchard was expected to 
be picked clean by 11 A.M. 

The early bird gets the best apples! 

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