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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