Posts tagged apple picking
Apple Cider Caramels

Homemade Caramel Apple Cider Candy Pieces are made with Apple Cider which is made from apples. It is raw, unfiltered apple juice. Quite simply put, Apple Cider is the juice pressed from fresh apples. It’s unpasteurized, and must be refrigerated, since it is so fresh, it is also perishable. And apple cider makes the very best caramels!

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FAVORITE Fall Activities Around the Chicagoland Area

Fall is officially here TODAY! AND that means that we are gearing up for all our visits to apple orchards and pumpkin patches. We have lived in this area for quite awhile now and have made the rounds to all the local orchards and patches. We have our favorites, naturally, but I wanted to let you all know what is around if you are new to the area.

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Keeping Family Traditions Going

Fall is here! Besides school, apple pies, and pumpkins, it’s also the best time of year for apple picking.

Although many orchards in our area are not opening due to this years uncooperative weather over the spring and summer, our favorite apple orchard that was still creating family traditions.  We were still able to take a wagon ride into the apple orchards. However, we could only explore and raom around the orchard instaed of actually picking apples ourselves.{we were able to choose from already picked apples in bins} It was still  a great experience and a fabulous day.

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Fall. Family. Fresh.

October is by far my fullest camera month. What I mean is I usually end up taking more photos in the month of October than any other month (unless I am on vacation at Disney). This month is no exception and there are still 10 days left to snap away.

My little family of five has gone apple picking for the most delicious apples in the midwest . . . we have thrown hay into the air just to cover ourselves with it's rich goodness . . . and to make ourselves giggle as well . . . we have visted a wild west town and tried our hand at roping calves . . . we have taken screaming rides on death defying rollar coasters that matched the path of our lives this month . . . we've gone on nature hikes to locate new bugs and plot some land for school (homeschool) . . . we've climbed some trees . . . and breathed fresh air . . . and eaten caramel apples and had some parties  . . . we've done all this with the sun shining brightly down on us . . . my little family in the fall. . .

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