Tucked along the edge of the Shenandoah Valley, a 200 year-old apple orchard sits and welcomes apple lovers of all ages to come and reap the bounty of its land. Planted with a wonderful variety of trees (most of which are now laden with ripe fruit), the orchard boasts beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and over 30-acres to explore and enjoy. The boys and I visited one day last fall with Big Man's preschool class, and this morning we set out once again for this annual field trip to the hills.
And what a fabulous trip we had! The Lord blessed us with a gloriously beautiful morning-- I don't think there was a cloud in the sky-- and a breath-taking backdrop for our time of togetherness and fun. The boys loved running through the trees and eagerly stretched on their tippy-toes to twist apples from their branches while Lolli contentedly cruised along in her stroller. We gathered our treasures by the bag full and even discovered a few other appley-yummies in the Harvest House before we left. Grandmom (we're so glad you came with us, Mom!) filled bags of her own to take home and we both even purchased a few pumpkins to grace our front doorsteps. Now, with apples coming out of our ears, or so it seems, you know what's next on our docket... a homemade apple pie... or two!