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The visions in my head of a joyful afternoon of apple picking with our kids were something straight of the pages of an idyllic children’s book ~ an afternoon traipsing through the orchards, picking the perfect apples to bring home and use in our favorite recipes.
Reality is a lot more expensive.
In truth, it only takes four eager children a little more than 2.5 minutes to pick all of the apples that one might need for an entire year’s worth of applesauce, pies, and cobblers. After that, you’d better hope and pray that you have enough money in your bank account to cover the amazing poundage of apples that you have to lug back to the car.
I’m thinking that apple picking may be left to adults in the future and we’ll keep the kids busy with something a little more tedious….like strawberry or blueberry picking.