Well…I never thought of New Jersey as “The Country” before, but after living in Brooklyn for over four months, it was nice to see some trees and open spaces! On Saturday Elaine and I went apple picking with a group from our church, Bethel Baptist Fellowship. We went to Hillview Farms, and in addition to apples they had a pick-your-own pumpkin patch. I was hoping for a pumpkin and enough apples for canning applesauce. The apples were a little overpriced at $1.99 per pound, but we enjoyed the experience and picked enough for a pie. The pumpkins were the same price as in the City, so I opted to wait for a better sale. This made me even more jealous of my cousin Cassi’s garden pumpkins!
We rode the tractor to the orchard. From there we could select the type of apple we wanted to pick and walk to the pumpkin patch. The weather was perfect – a lovely fall day which was neither too hot nor too cold. I have too many pictures from the day, and I can’t decide which ones to leave out, so here they are!