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Saturday, Brian and I completed the September date from last year’s Christmas gift:  a year of dates.

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You can read more about our previous dates here:

To celebrate the first weekend of FALL we headed to Tuttle’s Orchard for some apple picking!

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The weather was absolutely gorgeous.  Perfectly sunny, a little chilly so we could wear warmer fall clothes, and just amazing!

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When we arrived, we picked out our wagon to fill with apples and then we were headed out to find the best looking tree.

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I honestly don’t even remember what kind of apples we got, but we ended up getting around 10lbs….now that’s a lot of apples! So don’t be surprised if you start to see a lot of apple recipes on here in the near future!

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Of course, Brian claimed he found the PERFECT apple.  Not sure if it was perfect, but it did look pretty darn good!

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After we finished picking apples, we noticed that there was a U-Pick Sunflower station as well!  Sunflowers are absolutely one of my favorite flowers…so we HAD to take advantage of this!  It was only $1 per stem, but the woman explained that we could get as many flowers on one stem as we wanted.

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We ended up getting all of these flowers with just two stems!! Score!

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And of course we had to pick up a mum for the front porch 🙂

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We enjoyed some apple cider and walking around the rest of the orchard.  We also walked through the orchard shop and picked up some fresh eggs, local tomatoes, and squash.  I can’t wait to cook the squash up. Later in the season Tuttle’s will have U-Pick pumpkins available, so we may have to head back for that!

The staff was extremely friendly, the orchard is gorgeous and well kept, and Brian and I absolutely loved it there!  I think that this will be a tradition we make sure to do EVERY year from now on.

Happy fall!

Question of the Day:

  • Do you have a favorite place to go apple picking in your town?
  • What are some favorite apple recipes?  I need help putting these apples to use! 

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