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!