Apple Pickin’ Fun

The Weekend Housewife - Apple Picking at Blackman Homestead Farms Lockport NY

We have made it a family tradition to go apple picking at Blackman Homestead Farms each autumn. It’s only about 15 minutes from our house, so we don’t have to go too far and it’s always a fun time. It was kind of cold and very muddy (it rained heavily the day before), so it wasn’t as much fun but we still picked a lot of apples tho. Last year we made apple sauce but we didn’t save any of it for the rest of the year, so this year we decided to make more and freeze it. We use an old fashioned apple press that Michael’s grandmother used! It still works great, so there isn’t any reason to go out and buy something else.

Shawn and I have been eating, baking and making yummy caramel apples (more on that tomorrow!) because we just can’t get enough of them. I have been seeing a lot of great apple recipes on facebook and on pinterest, so I can see more baked goods in our future. Speaking of apples, Shawn and I are going to be doing some art projects with them too (apple printing and stuffed paper apples are on the list). Here are a few photos from our day…

 

The Weekend Housewife - Apple Picking at Blackman Homestead Farms Lockport NY

Shawn sitting by the pumpkins – I can always count on him for a huge smile/laugh.

The Weekend Housewife - Apple Picking at Blackman Homestead Farms Lockport NY

5 thoughts on “Apple Pickin’ Fun

  1. Jeanne

    Love the pictures! Don’t you just love this time of year? So much apple goodness!! I love making apple crisp and apple pies.

  2. Darylynn

    Hi Jules! Great photo! I don’t think we have apple trees in SoCal- think it has to be colder? Not sure but we have lots of citrus and avocado trees. Did you see that recipe for caramel apple nachos on FB? I think Jana posted it- not sure but looked like a fun recipe! Have a great weekend! (((Hugz)))

  3. Dru

    Hi Jules, Great pictures. I love caramel apples they are my favorite! Wow homemade applesauce sounds wonderful. Where do you find the time?? Hope you are having a super week it is almost over 🙂 Hugs, Dru

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