Apple Pickin’

I’ve been meaning to write this post all week but I’ve been working extended hours and I haven’t had the free time to blog. Last Sunday we went apple picking. For the past six years we’ve gone to the Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago. We love it there and have always had a great time picking apples there; even the year we had to wear winter coats because it was so cold. You will recall, however, that we went down to Apple Holler in Sturtevant last February for a sleigh ride. The sleigh ride took us through their apple orchard and we were impressed by its size. Well, as impressed as you can be in February.

So this year we decided to change things up and try our luck at Apple Holler. It was a huge mistake. I’m sure that part of the problem was that the temperature was in the mid 80’s and we were wearing shorts and t-shirts. But that wasn’t the only problem. For one thing, it was really crowded. Being so close to Chicago, there were a lot of “city folk” in their designer jeans, polo shirts, and Italian loafers walking around the orchard. Because it was so crowded, the people working at the orchard were really rude. My biggest issue was the actual condition of the orchard. The trees were so close together that they were growing into each other. The grass in the orchard was really long; making it difficult to walk around the trees. Additionally, there were no ladders to assist in getting apples out of the tops of the trees.

Because we had such a rotten time, we decided that we are going to visit the Elegant Farmer in October to have caramel apple and pick a pumpkin. Oh… and we also decided that we aren’t going to mess with our family traditions ever again.


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