Apple Picking, Plaid & Pie

It’s been a long time since I went apple picking. The last time recounts a vivid memory of me as child running for my life around the apple orchard because a dog saw me from across a field. Over ten years later I decided to go apple picking on a whim with a friend who appreciates the idea of autumn as much as I do.

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The first fresh bite. My favourite memory from apple picking of old was eating the apples fresh from the tree. Honeycrisp Apples are one of my favourites.

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“Hay is so cool” – Amanda

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We quickly realized that apple picking doesn’t take as long as we thought it would, so we spent a lot of time chatting and sitting on the dew-laden grass. I showed off my skills seeing as I went to Clown School once.*

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Farm fresh poutine – overpriced and delicious. Unfortunately, we were too full to get the apple fritter for desert.

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This wagon circled the farm for about 10 minutes. There wasn’t much to see except some sparse pumpkin fields but the hay ride was a lot more fun than I anticipated. We enjoyed the view and talked about adult things like the financial details of moving out on your own.

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Of course no real apple picking adventure is complete without an attempt at making apple pie.

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“My Drunk Living Room”

We didn’t get to have the apple fritters at the farm, but we left with a couple of delicious apple ciders.

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Our apple pie looked extremely promising but the delicious crust domed over the huge mound of apples within and its structural integrity didn’t hold. Maybe next year.

*I didn’t actually go to Clown School.

Applewood Farm and Winery , 12416 McCowan Rd. Stouffville, ON
Photos: Sony ActionCam HDR-AS100V

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