Apple Orchard Day

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“My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree
Toward heaven still.
And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill
Beside it, and there may be two or three
Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough.
But I am done with apple-picking now.
Essence of winter sleep is on the night,
The scent of apples; I am drowsing off…”

~From the poem “After Apple Picking” by Robert Frost

We drove to Nesbitt’s Nursery & Apple Orchard yesterday. The weather was perfect and the drive from Red Wing to Prescott Wisconsin was gorgeous.

We had fun shopping in their gift shop and choosing our apples and sugar pumpkins. We can’t wait to go back and have lunch at their little cafe. The breakfast and lunch menus look fantastic. They serve Izzy’s ice cream! Gracie enjoyed the “Midnight Snacks” ice cream with an ‘Izzy Scoop’ of the salted caramel. I had a cup of coffee and bought one of these William Sonoma apple pie pocket molds, and a couple bars of homemade soap…lavender and patchouli. Mmmmmm….

Nesbitt’s Pergola would be a beautiful place for a picnic.

A fun playground for the kids…and a spruce tree maze!

The apple house

Our farm table…

…heavy with apples and pumpkins.

Time to do some baking!

What are your favorite recipes this time of year?

~Melissa

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  4 comments for “Apple Orchard Day

  1. Sandy
    September 12, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I started reading and I thought you were telling me about your apple trees…My son brought in apples from their trees and last weekend I made the apple pie…I don’t have the pumpkins as of yet, but they are coming…Looks like you did have fun….

  2. admin
    September 12, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    It was such a fun day! Nesbitt’s is a great place.

  3. Kimber Dunn
    October 18, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Oh that looks like a great place to go with the kids!! I don’t bake generally, but Fall is when I start making tons of different soups and stews, and breads in the bread maker!

  4. admin
    October 18, 2010 at 11:43 am

    I agree, this is the perfect time of year for soups, stews, and bisques 🙂 Here is a link to one of my favorite autumn/winter stews. It’s sort of time consuming to make…lots of chopping…but totally worth the effort! http://chindeep.com/2010/09/23/lunch-in-a-pumpkin/

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