Today, on this very beautiful Saturday afternoon, my family joined others in picking apples from Linvilla Orchards' trees. We are grateful for their service, for their tending to the orchards, for the sunshine that gives nourishment to the apple trees, for the staff who enable such an event, and for Rachel who brought this about!
We all had an awesome time, not only picking apples and chatting with friends, but meeting new folks, going on a hay ride around the orchards, picking up a pumpkin, seeing University of Pennsylvania students being bussed in to take in the countryside :), and enjoying the fresh, crisp air.
I can't wait to see the fruits of the childrens' labour tomorrow when Marisa teaches them how to make applesauce! We picked fruit from trees we did not plant, and this is as it should be, so long as we ... make applesauce for those who come after ;)