Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bishops' Orchard

It was a cool, crisp Autumn day a couple of weeks ago after church, and we decided it was high time we checked out one of our local apple orchards.  Laura and Austin organized a picnic lunch, and drove out to the cute little town of Garfield, Washington.  We stopped at the little public park, and had our meal.

Chloë thoroughly enjoyed the merry-go-round.

And Elaina thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the grass and playing with the leaves.

Then we went to Bishops' Orchard.  And picked (and ate) lots of apples.

We ran into my dear friend Lynnessa and her family.  She had just arrived the previous day from her home in Maryland, so I was delighted at the chance to see her and meet her adorable baby Audrey.  Elaina, 8 1/2 months old, and Audrey, 2 1/2 months old, were just about the same size.

Then it was time to turn some apples into fresh cider!

I think we made about 12 gallons of cider.

We all had a grand time, but I think Chloë had the most fun.  I think we just might have to make this an annual tradition.


  1. You guys always manage to have a good time. :D