FAMILY APPLE PICKING- PINE HILL ORCHARD-MURPHY AND NEW CHICKENS

3 09 2013

 

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PINE HILL APPLE PICKING

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Yesterday my Son and  his family asked me to come apple picking with them, It was misting when we left and raining when we got there.  Most days it’s so busy at the Orchard but the rain has kept people away.  We went inside and paid for the amount that was going to be picked.  Unto a covered wagon pulled by a tractor.

DAVID SHEARER

DAVID SHEARER

 It was a fun ride all around the farm, seeing the peach trees and so many apple trees loaded with fruit ,then by a large pumpkin patch and onto the McIntosh Apples that were to be picked this day.  Things have changed so much at the Orchard since  David Shearer  started running the farm .

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 They have improved everything about the place, making it a delightful family adventure.   They have events for all seasons, Easter Egg Hunts, Halloween events, people come from miles around to take part .

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Apple picking just tired Lil right out.

Apple picking just tired Lil right out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MURPHY AND SOME NEW HENS

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Murphy is such a delightful rooster.  Oh yes sometimes he gets feisty but he has never came after me or pecked me like Hazel does.  He still remembers the soothing words I used to say to him as a chick and will calm right down when I say them.  This year I  had decided not to get anymore hens.  I have a lot but as they all age I really need to get more if I want to get the number of eggs that I get now.  I think I will get two regular size hens and 2 Bantams.   I must do that soon.  It will give them a chance to settle in before the cold weather arrives.   A  trip to THE CHICKEN MAN is always an adventure.

This hot and humid weather is going away today and at least for the next week it will be comfortable.  Fall is approaching and I hope my tomatoes and peppers and string beans will arrive before the first frost.  The tomatoes are looking so good they only need to ripen.

Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a wonderful day.    Carole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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3 responses

4 09 2013
Anne Wilson

What will the apples be used for? We arrived at a friends today to find them very busy pressing apples, they have a small press, we got to sample it, yummy! After pressing, our friend then sterilises the juice in its bottles in a hot water bath, keeps for months, and apparently tastes even better than freshly pressed.

5 09 2013
wspines

Hello Anne,
The kids will eat them and they will make apple pies with them. When I was a child we bought pressed apples which was called apple cider. Its still sold and many small farms make it and sell it Sound exactly like what you had. And it is better with age. Will get the catnip out soon.
Carole

5 09 2013
Anne Wilson

And the jewel weed please, it sounds wonderful.

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