Saturday was part of the kid-full weekend and I wanted to do something fun with the kids, of course money is tight with us, as it usually is, but I knew we had to do something that would be fun plus be a bonus to the household. That is when it hit me, apple picking. Yes! The kids and I decided on Saturday morning that we would most certainly be going apple picking …. Wellwood Orchard is the place to go in Springfield, VT that I think is closest for us to travel to.
We got the Nabi and old cell phone all charged up, booted up and ready to go to keep the boys entertained. My daughter inserted the address into her iPhone to ensure she could properly navigate this Mama who doesn’t know North from South most days and we were off.
Upon arrival, we paid the 50 cents each to go into the petting animal area, where we fed goats, saw peacocks up close and petted a few bunnies. It was a grand ole time, then we got a nice photo of the kids for our memory bank and went in to find out how much a bushel of apples would cost. I wasn’t sure if I was going to buy a bushel or less, but since I still work from home in addition to full time, I knew if I spent the cash on a bushel that I would quickly earn that cash back with at least my at-home work.
We hopped onto the wagon to get a ride out to the macintosh apple area and then the kids and I split up. I spent time with little man picking apples then Aj and Ki headed off to pick their own apple selections.
The kids and I really had a fabulous time and are enjoying eating up the apples in various snacks. We picked a total 40lbs of apples. Insane.
Auntie B’s Applesauce
- Teaspoon Cinnamon
- Teaspoon Nutmeg
- Dab of sugar
- 5 medium apples sliced and cored.
- 1/2 cup of water
Make Applesauce at Home:
Add the 1/2 cup of water into a medium saucepan.
Add the sliced and cored apple slices.
Turn onto medium/high heat.
Sprinkle nutmeg, cinnamon and dab of sugar over apples in saucepan.
Cook on medium high heat stirring occasionally until the apples have reached a likable applesauce texture (I make it slightly chunky).
Serves about 6-8. Enjoy!