Ora et labora
~St. Benedict

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Time to pick apples

Visiting an apple orchard was a wonderful way to tie into our Giving Tree lesson.  We still have our great tree standing floor to ceiling in our school room and it is proving to be fruitful in more ways than estimated.

Our day excursion took us to the sleepy town of Mason, the home of                Sonlight Apple Orchard.

The folks there are (you guessed it) down home Texas farmers.  We started off with a mini lesson on how to pick the apples properly...it is twist and twist until the apple comes off real natural like (inserting Southern twang for realism).

Now do not get squeamish if you happen upon a worm hole or whole worm, it is half of a worm you need to worry about. Then again, a little protein never                  hurt a soul. 
Once your picking frenzy has subsided, then enjoy the sweetness of your freshly picked gourmet apples.
Happy Picking from our family to yours!
Hear no evil - See no evil - Speak no evil


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