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October 23, 2017

Apple Picking at Mack’s Apples

Happy Monday, Friends! My heart is full from enjoying the most perfect fall weather in New England this weekend. The foliage finally popped up across the state, accompanied by crisp nights and warm afternoon breezes. While it’s cloudy today, this month has held the most beautiful October weather I can remember. It most definitely made the perfect backdrop for our date to Mack’s Apples yesterday!

I grew up just down the road from Mack’s Apples, so it was quite a treat to visit with Dillon! We made a trip there on Friday after breakfast at Cracker Barrel to stroll through their farm stand and play with the pumpkins. Since that was such a quick visit, we took our time enjoying the farm yesterday. One of my October goals was to go apple picking, and I couldn’t be happier with the day we chose to do so!

When we arrived, the checkout girl directed us to walk along the pumpkin patch to reach the orchard. I really appreciate how quaint, New England small town that felt. We set out to find the mutsu apples, Dillon’s new favorite.

I tucked my camera into my bag and we had so much fun capturing each other in the orchard. While the lighting was very bright, the sunshine was beautiful peeking through the trees!

I’m pretty sure we ate just as many apples in the orchard as we brought home with us at the end of the afternoon! I would usually make crisp, cobbler, and pie with the apples, but we started a sugar fast yesterday. I might prepare and freeze a pie or two for Thanksgiving to make the most of the fresh apples though!

Goodness I sure do love him! We had the best time eating apples, snapping pictures, and dreaming about our future family together in the orchard. The making of an annual tradition for certain!

Have you been apple picking yet? Share your favorite recipe to make with fresh apples below!

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