Apples To Apples

September 5, 2010

Man, I am WORN OUT.

I don’t know if it was the hours of activity yesterday or back-to-back nights of alcohol or dehydration or the weekend let-down of Sunday or the fact that it’s hotter today, but I feel absolutely drained! No energy to do anything. Even lounging on the couch seems like work!

However, we did find just enough energy in our automobile to drive and do some apple picking + picnicking!

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Apple-focused picnic at the top

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And where there are apples, there is PEANUT BUTTER!

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Hummus + zucchini + lettuce + pickle sandwiches

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With a side of apples, carrots and Madison‘s peanut butter, which we killed in two days!!

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We are not ones to turn down the chance to taste-test

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Tasty, but overpriced

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There were BIG plans for an apple donut, but the chocolate + port tasting took away all cravings. Perhaps we’ll come back in October for a donut because they sure did smell good.

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Highlight of my day so far as been stepping in gum

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Oh, and ‘dem apples!

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1 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is September 5, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Looks like such a “fall” day! I love it.


2 Vivi September 5, 2010 at 2:41 pm

apples and peanut butter is the best snack ever! i like your outfit! looks like a lovely day :)


3 Erin September 5, 2010 at 2:43 pm

I can think of no better time to break out your Ball canning stuff! Look at those gorgeous apples. Yum!


4 Jillian @ Reshape Your Life September 5, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Apple picking is probably one of the biggest things I miss about fall “up north”. Apple picking and pumpkin patches. You just don’t get that here in Texas… It’s sad really.

Looks like it was a TON of fun!!


5 Rhea (Greek Feaster) September 5, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Apple picking means I can’t avoid the F WORD any more. It’s fall, y’all!


6 Evan Thomas September 5, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Mmmm, I think a buttery apple crisp is in order? :-)


7 Kath September 5, 2010 at 2:47 pm

A pie is in the plans!


8 Meg September 5, 2010 at 3:02 pm

I was hoping to hear those words 😉


9 Simply Life September 5, 2010 at 2:46 pm

I LOOVE apple picking – looks like you had a great time!


10 Liza @ Health Nutting September 5, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Looks like such a fun day! I LOVE apple picking– so fall! :) Nothing like a fresh apple off the tree.


11 Alaina @ The Jogging Concierge September 5, 2010 at 2:53 pm

I looooove apple picking!! So much so that me and my husband put it in my vows that he has to take me apple picking every fall. Looks like you made out great! :-)


12 Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place September 5, 2010 at 2:56 pm

We have an apple tree in our backyard, but they never look as good as the apples in the orchards!


13 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm

You are celebrating fall the right way! I can’t wait to go to the orchards with my kids!


14 Jo September 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Weekend letdown of Sunday? Don’t forget, tomorrow is Labor Day!!


15 Meg September 5, 2010 at 3:01 pm

This post makes me wanna go apple picking in the country SO bad! Ahh you lucky ducks! hope you’re able to get some pep back into your step 😀

Enjoy your Sunday evening!

p.s. your skin – it’s gorgeous and I know I’ve said it before, but seriously!


16 Kath September 5, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Thanks! I have actually been breaking out like crazy lately and have no idea why!


17 Meg September 5, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Well you certainly can’t tell :)


18 Kristy@ September 5, 2010 at 3:06 pm

This is making me excited for Georgia apple picking in October! :)


19 Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) September 5, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Looks like a fun day.


20 Ella @ The Princess and the P September 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Kath, I love your apple bag! Where is it from / can I get it in your OpenSky shop? 😉

P.S. Did you ever reveal what your vanity license plate says, or was it determined that license plates + the Internet = not safe?


21 Kath September 5, 2010 at 8:24 pm

I didn’t reveal it. Guess I probably shouldn’t. But you guys guessed it right :)


22 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) September 5, 2010 at 3:27 pm

How come those apples are so neat looking!? The ones that grow in my garden look a state :( all bent out of shape :/


23 Seglare September 5, 2010 at 3:28 pm

The apple farm looks gorgeous! Seeing your bag full of fresh apples made me miss them (and the smell of freshly picked apples) so much. I can’t wait to visit my parents and their apple trees later this month! :)


24 [email protected] September 5, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Apple picking! I’m not ready for that yet, but I do love it :-) I just want to hold on to a few more days of summer.


25 Courtney @ Bread & Bokeh September 5, 2010 at 3:32 pm

This post made me miss living in the midwest during the fall so much!!! :(


26 holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 5, 2010 at 3:33 pm

I love picking apples at the orchard! I can’t wait to see what you make with all of them.


27 Jenn September 5, 2010 at 3:39 pm

This is crazy but I think I’ve been there when I was younger! I love picking apples and making apple butter. So yummy!


28 Tina September 5, 2010 at 3:39 pm

I want to go apple picking soooo bad this fall! It looks like so much fun.


29 Heather September 5, 2010 at 3:44 pm

how fun! yall got a lot of apples lol!
you always make my hometown seem so boring 😛


30 Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 5, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Wow that’s a lot of apples! And no doubt they’re far more delicious than any store bought ones. :) Love appls & PB, too. That’ll never get old.


31 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) September 5, 2010 at 4:06 pm

I love apple picking! How fun! My husband and I live only 3 miles from an apple orchard and we will probably go next weekend. Are you going to pick pumpkins?


32 Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels September 5, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Mmm those apples look yummy! I have an apple tree and I need to start picking them soon. There’s SO many!


33 Squill September 5, 2010 at 4:27 pm

I keep freaking out whenever you go somewhere I know on your blog– I was JUST at Carter’s Mountain yesterday! You should definitely go back for a donut :)

I hope your apples taste good!


34 crystal September 5, 2010 at 4:33 pm

oh my goodness, you HAVE to go back for an apple donut! i just love all the apple goodness during their annual festival, which i think is coming up soon :)


35 Camille September 5, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Gorgeous apples!
What a great time!


36 Samantha September 5, 2010 at 4:46 pm

I bet it is the alcohol that’s throwing you off.
Do you pay for the apples by the pound? Was it any less because you picked them yourself? How much per pound?


37 Kath September 5, 2010 at 8:25 pm

I think they were $1.19/lb. But I dont’ think they were organic. at least I didn’t see any signs for it and if they were I think I would have


38 Heather September 5, 2010 at 4:50 pm

I absolutely LOVE apple picking – I need to check when the season starts up here!

I stepped in gum the other day – so gross!


39 barefootgirl (our first CSA) September 5, 2010 at 4:53 pm

YAY!! I cannot WAIT to go apple picking!!!


40 Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm

So jealous! And apples really mean that fall is almost here! 😀


41 katie September 5, 2010 at 5:12 pm

love going to the orchard near our town- half the fun is stuffing yourself silly with apples while you pick them. the one we frequent has the most amazing apple turnovers.


42 Lisa @bakebikeblog September 5, 2010 at 5:13 pm

oooh what a fun day in the sun!!!


43 Dad September 5, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Mom and I went to Carter Mt. when we vacationed in C’ville a couple years ago. We were there in July and bought peaches.


44 Kath September 5, 2010 at 8:25 pm



45 Maren September 5, 2010 at 5:23 pm

The pictures of Matt up in the tree makes me laugh so much, because my boyfriend is totally the same way. He would have found his way up about three trees doing something like that too! I love going to orchards that let you pick your own fruit.


46 Courtney September 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Eh, the apple doughnuts at Carter Mt. are over-rated, in my opinion. If you want good doughnuts, you have to come to Richmond and go to the Westhampton Bakery. They have the most ridiculously amazing chocolate doughnuts in the entire world!


47 [email protected] September 5, 2010 at 5:34 pm

I hope your energy has come back now!

The apples look incredibly delicious. 😀


48 Ashley @ Nourishing the Soul September 5, 2010 at 5:37 pm

When I first read this post’s title I thought you were referring to the game, which I LOVE! But the apple-picking theme was fun too 😉 I have been eating tons of apples over the past few weeks, almost always with peanut or almond butter. Mmmm…


49 Wei-Wei September 5, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Omnomnom. I looooove apples but I can’t munch on them now because I got braces. :( How many did you pick in total? (Weight or numbers, doesn’t matter!)


50 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 5, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Aww I want to go apple picking so badly now! You live in such a fun town! :)


51 Elaine September 5, 2010 at 6:02 pm

When I saw the Carter’s Mountain sign, I actually groaned out loud. I MISS CHARLOTTESVILLE!


52 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 5, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Apple picking is one of my favourite things about fall! And of course all the delicious desserts that are made with the apples. 😉


53 [email protected] September 5, 2010 at 6:12 pm

I haven’t been apple picking in so long and I love it! I’m excited to see what you’ll make with all the apples.


54 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter September 5, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Nut butter and apples always is amazing!


55 Kim September 5, 2010 at 6:29 pm

I am so looking forward to fall and apple picking!


56 Cara Craves... September 5, 2010 at 6:30 pm

What a great afternoon activity!
And yes, where there are apples, PB must follow!


57 Kristen @ Kristen, Sweetly September 5, 2010 at 6:37 pm

That photo of Matt scaling the tree and going for his apple is too cute! Apple picking really looks like the perfect way to celebrate the almost-fall. Also, amazing idea with the squash oats this morning. I’ve been heartbroken over pumpkin recently.


58 Diana @ frontyardfoodie September 5, 2010 at 6:37 pm

I went apple picking yesterday too! Made apple sauce, stewed apples AND dehydrated a batch! It felt so productive.


59 Paula September 5, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Did the orchard offer honey crisp apples? If you get a chance to try them do it as they are the best you’ll ever eat.


60 Kath September 5, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Not yet..


61 lynn (The Actors Diet) September 5, 2010 at 7:38 pm

nothing says fall like apple picking! i can’t wait to go!


62 beki September 5, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Prince Michel. It’s funny seeing you in my neck of the woods now. September 18th and 19th is the Virginia Wine festival which is a good way to try a LOT of VA wines. I always go on the Sunday because tens of thousands of people show up for these wine festivals and most always show up on the Saturday.


63 Kath September 5, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Oh I’m putting this on my calendar!


64 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef September 5, 2010 at 8:50 pm

apple picking is so fun! :)


65 tasha - the clean eating mama September 5, 2010 at 10:26 pm

I love picking apples from the trees!


66 Hannah September 5, 2010 at 10:29 pm

I can’t eat apples from the supermarket anymore, because farm-fresh ones taste so much better! I’d rather have none than something that tastes like a faint echo of apple :)


67 Alyssa September 5, 2010 at 10:37 pm

what beautiful apples! Here in Phoenix we’re still very much in the throes of a 110* summer. My Fall dreams won’t begin until late October- maybe not even until November! I’m jealous.


68 Kim September 6, 2010 at 5:50 am

Isn’t apple picking just the absolute perfect fall activity?! I’m from upstate NY and there are orchards all over…my family used to go every fall as tradition. AND the apple cider donuts are totally worth going back 😉


69 Clizia September 6, 2010 at 11:09 am

Apple picking sounds so much fun!!! I wish I could teleport to the USA to try it, I’ve never heard of anything like that where I live :(


70 Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun September 6, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Look at all those apples! I’m guessing there will be some apple recipes in KERF’s future…? 😉


71 Halley (Blunder Construction) September 6, 2010 at 7:43 pm

APPLE PICKING! Completely jealous, I need to get my behind to the nearest orchard ASAP. Happy apple season!


72 Grace @ Front Porch Yoga September 7, 2010 at 11:13 am

Noticed your plastic wrap and was curious if you’ve ever seen these nifty reusable bags?
I’m kind of addicted to them, and they make packing for work or trips even more fun! And bonus- they can be cleaned in the dishwasher or washing machine!


73 Kath September 7, 2010 at 1:50 pm

those are definitely the cutest reusable snack bags I’ve ever seen!


74 Grace @ Front Porch Yoga September 7, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Could you carry them on Open Sky? I don’t now how it all works, but it seems like it’d be a neat product to add to your collection :)


75 Kath September 7, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Already asked!


76 Grace @ Front Porch Yoga September 8, 2010 at 7:51 am

Yay! Thanks!


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