Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Apple Picking and other Fall things...

Over Thanksgiving (second weekend in October here in Canada)
we spent the weekend with my mother and her man in Brighton.

Brighton is a fantastic place to be in the fall!
Historically, it's major industry was APPLES!
They have an Applefest celebration in September.
They block off the streets to showcase everything to do with apples.

Naturally, we thought this was the place to go apple picking!
Turns out it was a perfect day to pick apples and
Everyone else had the same idea too!

I love the shapes and colours of fall...every size, shape and colour of squash...
Get them now, for they store really well in a cool room most of the winter!
No hydro required.

The funky blue one is a Blue Hubbard squash...I'm seriously tempted to grow these things!

Of course the pick-your-own farms have the usual silliness for family entertainment...

I do love a good apple pun!
(get it...MACintosh apples...)

We love Macs because they are good for just about anything!
Pies, crisps, freezing, baking or just eating plain.

Cricklewood Farm also offered pick your own pumpkins!!!

But better still...they had PICK YOUR OWN FALL RASPBERRIES!
I had no idea such a thing existed...

So, of course we set out to pick one very large pint!
Super sweet...those cool nights does a berry good.

The last time I was at Cricklewood Farm with Owen, was an equally great weather day.
We did the enormous corn maze which changes every year.
The farm was NOT this busy though...but the staff handled it beautifully.
What a great place to stop and spend an afternoon!!!

Also, a guy showed up driving THIS...I was dying to steal it!

I highly recommend this place if you are even close to the area of Trenton or Brighton Ontario.

Stay tuned on a post dedicated to everything we did with 10lbs of apples!!!

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