Ash and I headed up to Gould Hill Orchards to go apple picking today after school. Because it was early in the day, just after 2 pm, we were the only ones picking apples! Another couple were there, but they were picnicking.
The day was gorgeous. The apples were beautiful, prolific and brilliant. I think the apples are larger this year than in years past. I remember apples the size of softballs when I was a child. But, I haven't seen them larger than a tennis ball until this year!
Ash and I were thrilled to find some. The trees were bursting with apples. We picked macs and redcourts. Cortlands are available in a week or so.
Some of the trees only had apples high up as the trees had been picked bare up to 6 feet high. (These weren't climbing trees, unfortunately). But, luckily, I brought my tall apple picker with me.
She reached up and snapped the apples off the tree like it was nothing!