"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, October 10, 2011

not an apple picking frock



This weekend was just beautiful.  A couple of ideal autumn days.  The evenings were crisp and cold, the days in the mid 70's and offered that fabulous end of summer hurrah.  It was perfect weather for picking apples, which we did.  We drove 40 minutes to a beautiful apple orchard that offers u-pic organic apples for .40 cents a pound just 1 weekend of the year.  So, even though we were exhausted yesterday we trekked on for our 100+ pounds.  Even though our feet and our bodies ached, we still enjoyed romping, picking, hefting and heaving between rows of 30 year old apple trees.  "Why were you exhausted, and why did your feet and bodies ache?", you ask.  Here's your hint... Audrey didn't wear the dress in the above photo apple picking... but she did wear it this weekend!


Blessings, Debbie

30 comments:

  1. I wonder what you are going to do with all those apples? Sauce, jelly, pies......?

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  2. Just been to the U.S. Can't believe how much less you guys pay for fruit and veg than we do here is Australia! 40cents a pound...for organic.....bargain! What will you do with all those apples?

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  3. Giving me a hint like that is like set out a mousetrap with cheese. I'll be waiting to see what it's all about. LOVE stuff like I think it is.

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  4. Looking forward to seeing what you make. Always on the look out for apple ideas. The family never ever gets bored of apple pies. Good job as our trees produce so many apples that we have more than enough to last the year. Beautiful dress.

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  5. I'd love to know what you're going to do with the apples! Beautiful dress:@)

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  6. I wish we had a place to apple pick and at $.40 a pound I would have picked my weight in apples! I do hope you took lots of pictures of Audrey in that dress. Oh my goodness, it is beautiful! xx

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  7. I love apple picking! We did it when we lived in Spokane.
    Do tell about the fancy dress. Curious!

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  8. Beautiful dress and why would you not go picking apples in it? It would be kind of fun ;)

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  9. Oooooooo...that beautiful dress speaks of period dancing, yes?
    I'm hoping that there will be pictures of a lovely lady wearing that dress...and the festivities...
    I'm also hoping that you'll be sharing a recipe or two of your apple goodness.
    Sounds like your weekend was busy and blessed!

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  10. Ahhhh, that dress is stunning just hanging there. Imagine what it must look like on a stunning young woman!

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  11. Well can't wait to hear and see what she wore it in and for. I bet you had so much fun picking apples. IT sound wonderful.

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  12. I'm the last person to get a hint! I'll have to wait for the reveal. So many apples - yum.

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  13. .40/pound is unheard of!!! I would have picked 100 pounds too!!! :)
    Enjoy them! I read if you are going to store them, to wrap them individually in a piece of newspaper - black ink only - and store them in a cool place....but not too close to potatoes. I am trying it myself right now, so I can't tell you if it will be successful or not....yet. :)

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  14. What are going to do with all those apples? Have a great day!

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  15. Oh why didn't you call and invite me? It might have taken me a while to have gotten there. That sounds like fun and wow...been paying over a dollar a pound.

    Oh you did some re-enactment...again too fun. You sure make the most of everything..what a lesson to me!

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  16. Well now you have my curiosity up and you know what that did to the cat! Wow! 100 pounds of apples. What are you going to do with them?

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  17. I can't wait to hear more about the dress! It's beautiful! That is a lot of apples... I don't think we would ever use them all, and at this point in my life, I don't have anywhere to store them. Do share your recipes, though, we eat a few! ;)

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  18. Oh what fun! Picking apples AND wearing frocks. Do share your apple plans.

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  19. I love apple picking but didn't go this year. Maybe next year. I hope that you'll post photos of the girl in action in the dress. JB

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  20. 100 pounds of apples is a lot of apples! Mmmmmm, your house will be filled with the wonderful smell of apples baking, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, yum. That beautiful burgundy gown is quite fancy - Was Audrey in a bridal party or play or.....go to a prom? Inquiring minds want to know! :) We'll just have to wait! xo

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  21. Sounds like a WONDERFUL week end. And now the question is...what will you do with all your apples?!? Looking forward to your answer. [o=

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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  22. hello debbie
    sounds like a beautiful weekend. wow! so many apples: and the price absolutley a dream for germany.the dress is gorgeous!
    blessings,regina

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  23. Debbie re recipe.....
    100g =4 oz
    175g =6oz
    120 ml milk = 4 fl oz.

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  24. I'm guessing Audry went to a Ball this weekend in that dress! Are you going to be making apple sauce and butter? How about sliced apples for pies too?

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  25. I love apple picking!
    The dress is beautiful. I bet Audrey looked gorgeous in it.
    Much love

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  26. Hi Debbie, Have been catching up on your blog. So much has been happening at your place. It a wonder your not wanting to go off on a break again. Ah...apples....what will you do with them all. Can't wait to see. I guess you're lucky, you have many helping hands in you home. Lovely.
    Have a happy day. Maa

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  27. Did you go to a ball?! How fun! I have made similar dresses for my younger girls...the older girls have Regency ball dresses!

    Deanna

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  28. Hmmm, I haven't peeked as I am working from bottom to top. Can't wait to see. I have lots of apples waiting to be used up too.

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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  29. I am, as ever, trailing behind the rest of reality. I miss the apples already. The tree next door has shed its treasure and it will be another year before we get to bite into totally fresh apples again. I've picked apples at a farm and I'm not asking why you were tired and achy. But the smell of fresh new apples, hundreds all in one place? Intoxicating.

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