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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Of Picking Apples And Pumpkins ...

Hello my dear friends,

I am so behind with sharing things with all of you these days but I am trying to slowly catch up and this post is one of those late ones.

A few weekends ago my daughters and I went out to the countryside which was only 10 minutes outside of  London, Ontario. We went to visit an orchard called Apple Land Station that not only grows many different types of apples but it also grows pumpkins and squash too. The weather was beyond perfect ~ the sun was shining bright, the sky was blue and it was wonderfully warm.

We walked up and down rows and rows of apple trees.

Everywhere you looked there were apples ...

... yellow ones, red ones, green ones and mixed colored ones too.

We picked a few apples here ...

... took some photos in between ...

... and then picked few more apples until our bag was full.

Many of the trees branches were so full that at times they were weighted down so much that they actually touched the ground. 

It was so good there because you could just eat the apples off the tree. No chemicals are used at this orchard, just pick an apple and buff it on your clothes and bite into it! Perfect! 

Another good thing is that ...

... they ask you that when ever you are done with an apple to throw it under a tree and not into the trash. This way there is no waste. The apples on the ground help the apple trees grow. Isn't that just great?! ... And it helps nature too.

I was brave enough to get very close to this apple that had many wasps feeding off it and they sure did enjoy this red apple.

We walked for hours believe it or not, my two beautiful baby girls and I.
 Love them so much!

It is actually surprising how relaxing picking your own apples can be and we also had so much fun doing it too. I wasn't only interested in picking apples though. I spotted a lovely pine cone laying on the ground and just had to find out where it came from.

It didn't take me long to find the beautiful fir tree ...

... that had so many pine cones hanging off it just like Christmas ornaments.


It was such a large tree and of course I wanted to have one of it's ornaments for me to take home ...

... and I was lucky to find one laying under the tree that had recently fallen to the ground. My first pine cone for this coming Christmas  ~ check!

Of course there were a few animals at the farm. Amongst them were three baby cows and a horse that spent their time together.

And where there are animals ...

... that is where you will find my girls, giving and receiving a little love.

Since we had enough apples and animal kisses, it was time to continue our other mission of the day and that was to now find a few pumpkins but I will share that with all of  you in my next post.

But before I go ... if you are wondering what happened to thee apples we picked ...

... I baked several German apple cakes from them to share with my family, friends and neighbors and oh my, they were so good! If you would like to try to bake one yourself, just click on the link below. It will take you to the recipe that I used. 

(Photo courtesy of Sweetphi)

Thank you for taking the time to visit me here at Todolwen today, it is always so nice when you do.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. There is nothing so wonderful like walking through an orchard and the smile of apples. Your cake looks delicious.

  2. Oh how sweet to have this time with your girls and in such a pretty fall place. Love seeing all your beautiful pictures of the day. Happy Friday. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Oh such a perfect day and what a great apple cake!
    I wish to come over to taste a little piece.

    Hugs Ines♥