Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fall Orchard Visit

I took a day off from "the house" and Mr. B and I went on an orchard tour. My middle son (see the side bar) is in NY and is coming for a short visit. He wants to visit a farm stand so we took a day to check out what is in this area. And we found three winners! Flowers, pumpkins, apples blue skies and perfect weather - what wonderful parents we are to sacrifice a whole day to find the best farm stand for the son. We even had to drink cinder and eat some cider donuts (delicious!) in the name of research!


On my stop at the visitors center soon after we moved, I picked up a Connecticut Farms map. It really was a help as it listed all the farms, what they sell and it gives directions and places them on the map. We had no trouble at all. Mr. B drives and I navigate.

We thought Woodstock was one of the prettiest towns we have seen yet. There is a museum on the main street I want to go back to see.



Or course we bought a squash, a HUGE mum and two kinds of apples. We have discovered Honey Crisp apples and they are a wonderful sweet eating apple as well as good for cooking. I bought Galas and made applesauce.

I love Fall, and not just because it is my birthday and anniversary month. Since I love orange, red, gold and brown, is is only natural that I love Fall.

I'm joining Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. Click on the link and check out the other participants.

10 comments:

A Garden of Threads said...

So pretty, love all the colours in the mosaic. Take care and have a wonderful week.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It was a glorious weekend to go apple picking and drive through the countryside, wasn't it? The weather was perfect!

Congratulations to your handsome son! I wish him good luck in his acting career...how exciting!

Annette Smith said...

Love the fall mosaic.
the colors of fall are always so pretty

Dishesdone said...

Good luck to your son! Very handsome, look forward to seeing him on the screen one of these days then, how exciting for your family!

Your mosaic is just beautiful! Gorgeous days to go apple picking!

Jackie said...

What a great "day off" my sort of thing. Also to find doughnuts, mmmmmmmmmmm. Beautiful colours in your pictures with the pumpkins and 'mums.

Have a good week, Jackie in Surrey UK.

Bernie said...

Such a colourful mosaic ... lovely choices! Oh the sacrifices we make for our children ... I do hope you got some enjoyment out of the day!!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Gorgeous autumnal colours. Have a great week.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful Autumn mosaic and photos. I lov ethe honey crisp apples, they are my favorite snack.

Vee said...

So pretty! It looks as if it was a delightful day all the way around. I've been seeing those honey crisps, but haven't tried one. You sure have a handsome son.

EG Wow said...

Those photos from farm stands are gems!