One of the many things this Texan fell in love with when she first moved north? Apple picking. It sounds silly because most of the friends I’ve made over the past years have frequented orchards their whole lives. Yet despite having been apple picking four or five times now, I still have the excitement of a small child as we drive out of the city for this fall activity.
My boyfriend and I + another couple headed up to Homestead Farm in Poolesville, MD (about a 45 minute drive from DC) on Saturday and…you guessed it– picked some apples. The four of us all went to Colgate and therefore love this get-out-of-the-city-and-go-rural thing. The two of us also shamelessly matched with our mutual love for L.L. Bean flannels (and navy vests).
The vines weren’t as high as they are in upstate NY (#comparing #judging) but there were tons of apples left to be picked. Stay tuned for a recipe coming next week…currently torn on what to make with everything we took home! Any requests?
Visitors aren’t allowed to bring pets, so I think this guy belonged to the farm. Look at him go!
I mean, what’s a real farm without a petting zoo-like thing?
1) The sign. 2) The toddler in the stripes.
This turned out to be the perfect morning and made even better by a stop at Chick Fil A on our way home (they’re opening the District’s first one this fall, but it continues to be such a treat to stop when someone has a car).
Seriously, if you have any doubts about fall and how it’s nothing short of perfect, go apple picking! Preferably in your favorite flannel ;)