If you’ve been around the blog for a few years you know apple picking is one of my favorite fall activities. I look forward to the photos, memories, and writing this post every year! This year is a little different as the fires in Southern California literally burned right up to our normal farm. Driving there was crazy seeing the burned hills along the road. Even where we parked at the orchard had mountains surrounding it that were completely charred. I’m so thankful for the firefighters that worked so hard across my state to save homes and business like Los Rios Rancho.
This year we got up early and went right at the start of the day. It kept us a bit cooler since the sun wasn’t fully at its peak yet. It is normally still very hot in So Cal in September and October so any way we can avoid the heat we still do.
I think the reason I love apple picking so much is it’s such a fun activity and the little tourist village that surrounds the orchards are adorable, but also you get to come home and have the apple goodness for a few weeks after. It’s like the fun memories you made last a little longer as you use up the apples in whatever way you see fit.
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