I think hubby and I enjoyed the last nice weekend that Michigan will see for quite some time, by spending the afternoon at the apple orchard taking in the sights and picking a 1/2 bushel of apples.
The orchard we visited is locally owned and even has organic apples (which is rare in our parts). The organic apples have thicker skins and not every apple is perfect like you see in the store but that doesn’t matter to me they all taste the same no matter what they look like.
It was a beautiful sunny day with bright blue skies and big puffy clouds. We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather. After purchasing our 1/2 bushel bag we had the option of riding in the covered wagon or walking into the orchard. We chose to walk and enjoy nature along the way.
Of course we sampled several apple varieties as we walked and decided hubby always goes for a tart apple like Granny Smith and I like a sweet yet tart apple like Honeycrisp. We found a new variety this year that we’ve never tasted. The flavor was a cross between a lemon and an apple.
I know that sounds strange, but it was really tasty. I think it could even be my new favorite apple. Don’t hold your breath in anticipation of me telling you what they are because there was no sign to label that particular section of apples, so we have no idea what they were.
The place was packed with thousands of people so finding someone that worked there to identify the apple was more work than it was worth. So we just put them and our bag and I’ve been enjoying them every day since.
It looks like from here on out we will see rain, gloomy skies, and soon snow. We made the trip to the orchard on the spur of the moment and I’m so glad hubby suggested it.
This time of year we have to enjoy those rare days when the sun shines here in Michigan. I hate the transition from rain to snow, I would rather have just snow. The white drifts always make it look clean and fresh again outside. Michigan tends to go through a brown dead time for a spell and it get’s depressing for some, but apple pickin’ day was beautiful.