My sister and her husband are visiting from Nebraska this week and on our list of things to do was apple picking. Saturday morning's plans got trashed due to the rain, rain and more rain. So Teresa and I decided to brave the elements and head out to my favorite spot for apple picking in Connecticut - Beardsley Cider Mill and Orchard in Shelton, Connecticut.
There's my sister halfway down the aisle between macoun and jonagold apples (with a random crabapple tree on the left). You can't see it in this picture, but it was 100% precipitation. We picked our apples in the drizzle and outright rain. It didn't matter. It was fun.
My cap is soaking wet and I was dripping from the brim of the hat. It was hilarious.
See, even with the rain we were both smiling!
After we paid for our apples and stored them in the car, we headed into the store where we purchased everything apple - hot apple cider, apple cider donuts (THE BEST!), apple pie, apple cheese cake, a few gallons of fresh apple cider, apple crumb pie and more. I bought a few pies for the freezer as they are a favorite in my family. Teresa and I were really smart... we put all the goodies in the back of the SUV for the half hour ride home... otherwise the donuts we bought for the family might have been in jeopardy. They're that good!
If you're looking for some great apple picking this fall, check out Beardsley Cider Mill. Tell me what you think. Don't forget the donuts!