Saturday, November 13, 2010

Apple-pickin' Time in Texas

Saturday -- William and I
took a little roadtrip to
Mason, Tx

Mason is a sweet small town in the Texas Hill Country --
an old German settlement with
beautiful, rolling hills.
big oak trees.
limestone and granite.
best bbq places EV-ER!
lots of deer and wildlife.

It's just pretty pretty.

So imagine how excited we were to find out there was also a
apple orchard

We had never, ever picked our own apples.
Had no idea apple-pickin' could be done this close to home.
We found the orchard on the edge of town,
were given precise instructions on how to properly
pick an apple so as to not damage the bud for next year,
were each given a bucket and
turned loose to pick all the
Pink Ladys we wanted.
I think we picked about 12 pounds
at $1.50 a pound = tons of fun.

And........delicious apples.

This barn was built before the Civil War (1860) and has
been well-preserved through the years.
It has quite the history.
Also found out that in 1916
the Senior Prom was held in the barn --
it had the biggest "dance floor" in town.
And now
it houses the
Sonlight Apple Orchard

Very, very fun experience.
Looking forward to next August -October
when we will go pick apples again.

Gwynie Pie
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  1. Sounds like a dreamy day. It's on my bucket list to visit a real orchard and pick apples with my own hands. Memories!

  2. Love the name of the orchard!

    Isn't it fun the first time? You can't believe you've never picked apples before... that it's been right there at your fingertips the entire time..

    Sounds like you had fun - thank you for your comment on my garden expansion... I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  3. Hey, chop chop girly.
    Time to post again!!! heheeheee!
    Your a doll to help me out! Everything is up and running!
    Thanks for reading