Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Paint and apples, but not painted apples


Ah, it's that time of year again. Fall. Love it, love it, love it. Soon we'll be going to get our pumpkins but for now we'll just get apples. I love how the orchard is right next to the pumpkin patch. Since there was no school on Monday it was a good time to take a break from painting the bathroom and head to the orchard for some apple picking. I haven't quite decided what to do with them all yet. All 25 lbs of them. With the yard sale this weekend the idea of canning is a bit daunting. Thankfully apples will keep for a while so I can decide later. Maybe we'll eat them all before I need to choose...

A sea of buckets ready to fill with delicious hand picked apples!

The apples were huge!

The weighing of the bounty...

I put the little ones back to work after lunch. Their job was to paint the bench while I painted the mirror frames. Of course, they quit before it was actually done but they got to help out which is what they wanted. And, yes, that is black paint! There's probably a bit of dirt in the paint since the wind was blowing but hey, that just gives it texture and character, right?


Here is a glimpse of the finished bathroom. At least you can see the colors (Mom).

2 comments:

Susan said...

holy crap that is a huge apple. Like the new wall color. It's very bold & I imagine looks good with the forest green.

Paula Glover said...

Oh, the bathroom looks wonderful! Don't wait too long, last year's Empire apples didn't hold as well as I hoped they would. I do wish we could make apple sauce and apple butter again. There are no orchards here that I know of :( but I'd be too busy to do much with apples anyhow.