every day out picking apples is as “fruitful” as our day at Sky Top Orchard…
week before our trip up to North Carolina I took the boys to an apple orchard a
little closer to home to meet a couple of other moms. It was a beautiful day
and a shorter drive (only 30 minutes from Greenville), but one little problem –
out the season lasts longer up in the mountains, and with an early apple season
the only apples to be had at Niven’s Apple Farm were straight from the
refrigerator! Not to be deterred, we braved the school group crowds to enjoy
the playground and check out the farm animals, then headed out to the pumpkin
boys couldn’t be happier with giant pumpkins to climb, dirt to dig in and
endless rows to explore. This made it easy to snap some pictures and enjoy the
day. We finally chose a pumpkin and some gourds, and carted
those along with a bag of Mutsu apples from the farm store to tide us over until the big haul the following week.
year we start the apple business earlier, in September. Oh, and take dad along so that we can bring home one of these giants!