Last year Greg and I made an effort to have more dates and we decided to go apple picking and this one trip has basically changed our life. We are actually looking for a few acres and the possibility of moving (in a few years) is something we talk about often. I always thought I would be a city girl and have always loved the excitement a city can bring. As I get older I have a new appreciation for nature and being alone. The country can provide the type of life that I was to have surrounded by the people and things I want to be around. It’s amazing to me that people actually live surrounded by so much beauty.
Anyways, we are not here to talk about my love of farm land we are supposed to talk about apples…another love of ours!
It was a little cloudy when we got to Baugher’s but I figured it would only sprinkle if it did anything at all. Oh, and a little tip for you in case you decide to go apple picking at Baugher’s; please make sure you have cash with you because it costs $1.00 per person over the age of one to ride the tractor to the apple fields and you are not able to walk up so you must be prepared for that. It’s not a major deal but it is a change from last year.
There are so many different apple types. If you call they can let you know what types are ready for picking.
When we were sent on our way they gave us a bad to go “shopping” and they encourage you to taste the different apples so you can pick the best tasting ones. The apples are not treated with chemicals so it’s fine to eat them while you are picking the ones you want to take home with you. As you can see Greg was in the middle of a good taste testing session.
While we waited for the rain to clear we went to Baugher’s for lunch (it’s a few miles up the road). If you like a diner atmosphere with nice homestyle cooking this is the place to go. The prices are cheap when you think about the food they give you. We usually split a meal and share dessert. Our favorite is the hot turkey sandwich with lots and lots of gravy.
We got dessert but I forgot to get a picture. We share a chocolate and peanut butter fluff sundae and you know that sounds good 😉
There is a little market next to the restaurant that has the best fudge ever…but, I passed on it this time around but we did find this peach as big as Greg’s hand.
Have you gone apple picking this year?
What type of apple is your favorite?