Living in the Hudson Valley
A treat of living in the Hudson Valley is all four of the seasons. Even winter has a plus side to it, but Autumn is my favorite for the photo opportunities it provides. The colors can be breath taking and the fresh, crisp, cool air a delight. Getting out for an afternoon on a local farm is not just for the kids. My girls have been out of the house for many years, but my husband and I never miss an opportunity for an afternoon on the farm. Pumpkins and apples grow nearby and it is hard to miss such a great event. Apple picking starts in late August and is just about over now. This year I spent a bit more time on the farm as visitors from California and the Philippines were here. A major highlight of their trip was apple picking. Just ten minutes from my front door it is something that they don’t get at home. Taken for granted by the locals, I have come to a better appreciation of the simple task that is almost in my backyard.
If you have never been apple picking and think it’s not for you, guess again. I’m lucky that I was able to spend three different afternoons at the farm this year. During the week days school children come for a tour of the orchards and to experience farm animals and apple picking. On the weekends, more people show up for their turn at picking out their pumpkin to carve. Bus loads of excited tourists come up from NYC for a field trip and join in the fun. Many farms provide hayrides, while others have festivals in September and October. The season is just about over, but the available apples are still plentiful. This years crop was spectacular. We made an apple pie, baked apples and carved a few pumpkins. No kids involved, just me and family enjoying a simple tradition from the Hudson Valley.
Pumpkins, Apples and Hayrides on a Newburgh NY Farm
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