Friday, October 3, 2008

How Do You Like Them Apples?

Alas, last Saturday dawned awash with the effects of Hurricane Kyle, so plans to attend the "What the Fluff" festival in Central Square were stymied. The enthusiasm for plans to go apple picking were also dampened somewhat, but we did not let that stop us! We trekked out to our favorite orchard and winery, Nashoba Valley, reasoning that if it was horribly rainy when we got there we could at least taste wine!

Providentially, the pelting rain slowed by the time we arrived, although the orchard was, shall we say, somewhat swamp-like. Thankfully, we were suitably shod for the adventure. It turned out the orchard had had a hail storm recently which damaged many of the apples. The orchard could use the damaged apples, though, for cider and wine-making. We took advantage of the pick-a-bag-of-damaged-apples-get-a-half-price-bag-of-good-apples offer, depositing the damaged apples in large white bins. And, we took advantage of the wine, beer and spirit tasting as well!

Now, we just have to finish using all them apples!

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