Spending the day with some of my favorite clients is always a gift! When I get to share it with my clients AND my sweet baby boy, well, that is a bonus! Mr. T and his mama joined us for a day of Apple Picking fun in the Virginia foothill towns of Washington, Flint Hill, and Sperryville. It was worth the drive!
Our first stop was Thornton Orchard, where we did not get photos, since the orchard is no longer accessible for "pick your own," but we DID pick up some fresh from the field Honeycrisp Apples, so very worth the stop. Next we headed over to Lee's Orchard, which had you-pick apples, in addition to some friendly cows and a farm dog who had lots of puppy kisses to deliver. We had no idea which apples were ripe, so we still deferred to the large crates of apples in the barn for our selections. Of course we could not leave without a jar of apple butter and a couple gallons of fresh cider.
After an awesome lunch at the Flint Hill Public House, we made a last minute trip to Williams Orchard in hopes of finding late season peaches. Although there were no peaches, the woman in charge was a as sweet as sweet can be, and directed us to a lovely spot in the orchard for some last minute, low branch apple picking shots. We will definitely be going back there. The strawberry jam I purchased there is already running low, so it will be sooner than later for our return trip!