Saturday, October 01, 2011

Apple Time

Yep, it's that time of year again.  I just love apple time!  Yesterday I headed up to Bayfield for some of the good stuff.  It rained off and on, and a lot of the color on the trees had already peaked, but it was a nice drive.  There was even a rainbow in the sky at one point, but the picture I tried to take of it didn't turn out; it's kind of hard to take pictures while driving on the highway. 

The first place I went to was Erickson's

But nothing they had appealed to me this year so I headed on down the road to Bayfield Apple Company where I bought two bushels of apples, a bottle of hard apple cider (I've always wanted to taste hard cider), and a jug of regular apple cider for Lara and Ed.  By the way, if you have ever been to Bayfield Apple Company, you can no longer go into the old building -- the one where you used to be able to watch them make the apple butter.  You shop in the new store and they'll get the apples you want for you.  Be prepared to squeeze your wallet.

Next stop was Hauser's.  I love this place!  While I didn't buy apples today, I was able to get some pears.  Yay!  The folks here have some great views of Lake Superior and a lip smacking selection of apple wines.  This year they offered apple "seconds" and "thirds" for sale.  I think that's a great idea.

The apple dumplings I made for supper were snarfed down right quick.

And you know what I did all day today . . . .

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