I have been busy the last week with my sister and brother-in-law in town and enjoying the GORGEOUS weather we have been having. Can you tell how beautiful fall is from my picture?
It has been great having my sister because I forget that we love to laugh together and all I need now towards the end of this pregnancy is laughter, you know? She has been helping me clean around the house, washing dishes and sometimes helping me put my shoes on!
This past weekend we enjoyed going to St. Johns. We have made it an annual affair to go to Uncle John’s Cider Mill in order to pick our own pumpkins from their patch, to sample goodies, to drink lots of apple cider and to eat their delicious cake donuts. Cake donuts coming in 4 flavors! Yes, I have been holding out my donut craving for this moment out with family and there is nothing like enjoying it in crisp sunny weather.
We sampled pumpkin, apple cider, buttermilk, and cinnamon sugar donuts with cold and warm apple cider. Can we talk about a little tummy ache afterwards? Oh but it was worth it!
The place also has a wine tasting and lots of fruit trees on the grounds. This company makes their own fruit wines and hard apple cider. I was only able to sniff everyone’s sample and did not make such a deal about how I was the only one left out NOT drinking. My time will come!
The mill also sells a variety of apples from Honeycrisp, Empire, Golden Ginger to McIntosh and Fuji apples. We walked through the orchards and we were really overwhelmed that there were sooooo many apples rotting on the ground. The mill sold the apples for an arm and a leg and here there were spoiling on the ground. Oh if we could only pick our own for FREE!
|My sister and her husband. See my shadow? 😀|
We later meandered to the pumpkin patch picking up two large pumpkins and several candy pumpkins. It was the PERFECT day to be outdoors especially enjoying it with family. We took advantage of a nap as we returned home and NOT on the road!
So far I have not made anything pumpkin yet, but I HAVE made an apple crisp which I will be sharing with you soon! Enjoy the weather and the week!