Time for apple picking: a morning at Jones Creek Farms in Sedro-Woolley, WA

Time for apple picking: a morning at Jones Creek Farms in Sedro-Woolley, WA

 

Some things I know about parenting. Not many, just some. One of those things is that kids love getting outside, collecting things, and eating them.

It’s still too busy around here. The family calendar is packed, and rather than settling in I feel like we’re just adding more on. We didn’t have time to go apple picking. But it was a gorgeous fall day, it was a weekend, and like many moms, I love family memories tied to seasons and holidays. So off we went to go apple picking.

We went to Jones Creek Farms in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. We were greeted with hot apple cider and a well-loved map. There weren’t too many other people there, which is always appreciated. We went right to work with high hopes – but we lasted about half a row. We still brought home a respectable 10 pounds, which my twins were very proud of.

I’ve been itching to can something so I ended up making some homemade apple butter in the slow cooker. The canning part was intimidating but actually pretty comprehensible, mainly thanks to indepth research on Youtube. It’s so rewarding to have homemade apple butter to give to my family and for holiday gifts. Mommy high-five for sure.

Going apple picking was fun for everyone and making something with the apples was a great feeling for me. I’ll look forward to doing it again soon.

Jones Creek Farms, Sedro-Woolley, WA. twin-mom.com

Twins apple picking at Jones Creek Farms. twin-mom.com

at Jones Creek Farms. twin-mom.com

Store at Jones Creek Farms. twin-mom.com

My kids probably liked the tire swing and this seesaw as much as the apple picking.

at Jones Creek Farms. twin-mom.com

Our 10 pounds:

the apples we picked. twin-mom.com

My homemade apple butter! I love the pattern on these jars.

my apple butter. twin-mom.com

 

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  • http://lulug1975.blogspot.co.uk/ Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

    What a beautiful backdrop for apple picking. Glorious. : )

    • http://www.twin-mom.com/ Linda @ twin-mom.com

      It was such a pretty day to be outside! :)

  • TaMara

    Apple picking looks like it was not only fun, but productive – they got to use up some energy and you got some yummy apple butter. Thanks for joining the party at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama.

    • http://www.twin-mom.com/ Linda @ twin-mom.com

      Yes! Great place for them to get outside. And the apple butter is delicious, according to my husband. I may be hooked. :) Thanks for hosting the link up.

  • Alison Lumbatis

    This is pretty much the ideal autumn activity! I loved seeing your pictures. What a beautiful day and location for apple picking.

    • http://www.twin-mom.com/ Linda @ twin-mom.com

      Thanks! I’m glad we made it there.

  • http://writteninthemidst.blogspot.com/ Alexa

    New follower from the blog hop!
    Love this! I have always wanted to pick apples! What a fun day!

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