I spy an apple tree.
Last Saturday we traveled to Parkdale, Oregon to visit an apple orchard. We picked Draper Girls Farm. It’s located on the ‘Fruit Loop,’ near Hood River where there are several farms.
We picked Draper Girls for the large selection of apples and it didn’t hurt they had several animals on the farm.
We found out there are two ways to pick the apples. The first is to lug a ladder around, climb high up and toss them down to your partner.
The second way is to pick the apples you can reach.
Apple picking etiquette includes not eating the apples until you have purchased them. Unfortunately, Eddie did not get the memo.
Apples can get heavy, so they have a wagon you can use to haul them around. Our wagon seemed especially heavy.
We had a total blast at this farm. We even doubled our original haul and ended up with 40 lbs of apples. They are currently taking up the entire bottom portion of our refrigerator. Lots of biting, slicing and 2 apple crisps later and we still have plenty left. Next year, we need to get out there to pick the elusive Honeycrisp apples.