Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Gus had off from school yesterday, so along with his friend Sam and Sam's mom Sabina, we headed off to Linvilla Orchards in Media to do some fall apple-picking. What could be more autumnal? You'd think in mid-October that it would be a great fall activity, eh? Well, we had a great time, but as the temperature hovered around 90 degrees, it was a little on the Saharan side.

Here's Gus picking:


They picked for a while, and then discovered that windfalls are great for hurling.


After apple-picking, the boys decided they wanted to do the Corn Mazes:


We did the first (easy) one, and then they insisted that they wanted to do the second (difficult) one. It was hot as Hades in the Corn Maze and at one point Gus fell behind us. I had a teensy moment of panic and started calling, "Gus!" No answer. "Gus!" No answer. (panic rising) "Gus, where are you???!!" Finally, from far away came his little voice, morose and sepulchral: "I'm digging my own grave...."

BWA HA HA HA HA HA!!! I found him sprawled out on the ground, whining about how hot he was. After being urged on by good sport Sam, he did eventually finish up. Here he is, triumphant and done:


Now, what to do with 20 pounds of apples????

5 Comments:

Blogger CurlyGirl said...

Hilarious! That boy is funny! Um, apple pancakes, apple pie, apple turnover, apple butter, apple tarts, dried apples, apple chips, apple crumble, baked apples, apple sauce.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apple cider?
Anyway, twenty pounds of apples is a small price to pay for a great afternoon with Gus et al.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Curlygirl said...

Oooh, apple cider! That seems so obvious, why didn't I think of it? Make something that you can freeze so you can enjoy your apples all winter long! You can also take them to school for the various rabbits and guinea pigs and such.

3:28 PM  
Blogger NaturalBlonde said...

What would be the "and such"?

The peach cobbler recipe can also be made with APPLES!!! And it's SOOOOOO good for you.

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Curlygirl said...

I don't know all the critters that they have in that ding-dang school, but I think they can all eat apples!

8:50 AM  

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