After a long and hard season, the apple harvest has finally arrived. The past few weeks have been one of those when I’ve had to wait on the phone until 8:00 AM to hear if the first apple picker went out and I could pick one.
I always find the wait when I go apple picking a bit sad too. I remember when I was young and could pick the apples from the tree by myself. It was a blast. My parents had to make arrangements for me when I was about a year old to come and pick my own apples.
The apples are an important part of the apple harvest and the town of Newport is home to Apple Festival. Ive been to apple festivals in Europe and the US and they are all much more impressive than the little town of Newport. The apple festival is a week long, with all types of apple varieties that are available and displayed at the festival for people to buy and eat.
The apple festival is not an apple festival, it is a day and a half of fun. The apples are all grown in the apple orchard that is situated in the center of town, and the apples are grown on an enormous scale. I was there with my grandparents and older sister, and we were able to take a few family photos as they had no clue who we were and we were totally engrossed in the apple festival.
As you can imagine, there is an abundance of apple varieties that are available and displayed at the festival. There are also apples grown all over the United States, and the festival has grown to include a large apple orchard in the center and a small orchard in the city.
As it turns out, the apples are grown on an enormous scale. I was there with my grandparents and older sister, and we were able to take a few family photos as they had no clue who we were and we were totally engrossed in the apple festival.
I’m not sure how this is possible, but my grandmother used to let me help her pick apples from the trees when I was a kid. Now I can’t even believe what she was doing. But there was also the fact that apples are the sweetest and most nutritious fruit you can eat. Not saying that apples are healthy, but they are better than the regular stuff, including a lot of things that we eat from the store.
The apple festival’s organizers have turned the whole event into a giant celebration of apples, and the new family photos, along with the fact that the new family has no clue who we are, makes this weekend’s photos look even better. I love that they included some family photos. We were all there, and they all knew we were there. In these photos, we were all still eating and laughing our asses off. They even included at least 3 pictures of us eating on the same plate.
It’s a great reminder to us that the family we’re building is just as much a part of our lives as the apple festival. We can’t just expect to take a bite of a delicious apple. We have to take a bite by the slice or by the piece.