Happy Fall!!

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Yesterday was the official first day of fall!  I have finally fully embraced the season, and we celebrated it by going apple picking.

I was super sick on Thursday and Friday, so when I finally started feeling better, I definitely needed to get out of the house!  We decided to go apple picking at our favorite local orchard, Blackman Homestead Farm in Lockport.

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It was a typical fall day outside, overcast and chilly, so I made sure to bundle up in my finest fashions:

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LOL just kidding, I looked like a total scrub.  But who seriously wears good clothes to go pick apples?  I was representin’ my mom and brother’s alma mater with my University of Buffalo hoodie!

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Ladies and gentlemen, you are looking at 134 pounds of apples.  Yeah, I know.  But they weren’t all for us, I swear.  Two bags were for my parents and one was for his parents.  But the other two are ours!  I can’t wait to peel and freeze them to use them throughout the year!  We also make some pretty fantastic apple chips in our food dehydrator.  They are awesome to snack on.

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Blackman also sells cider, jams, pumpkins, squash, etc.  It’s a great one-stop shop for all of your fall needs!  We’ve been going there for a few years now, and we will never go anywhere else for our apples.

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Tons of pumpkins!

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It was such a great morning!  If you are going to visit Blackman, though, I would recommend going when they open because they get so busy!  It was so packed when we got there around 11:00.

Is apple picking one of your fall traditions?


7 thoughts on “Happy Fall!!

  1. New York State is the #1 grower of apples. Washington #2, Michigan is #3. Your pictures are great! Makes me want to go to the orchard! This year’a harvest is overflowing!

  2. Sounds fun! That certainly is a LOT of apples! I always make it to the pumpkin patch but it’s been forever since I’ve visited an apple orchard. You’ve just instilled a new ‘to do’ item on my Fall list!

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