Fall in VT…our favorite!

My in-laws live in Rockingham, VT and it is one of our favorite places to go on our free weekends! It’s such a relaxing and picturesque place and Bear (our fur baby) can romp around with his biological parents and brother.

We especially love going in the Fall as all the trees are just breathtaking and we get to stock up on apples from the family apple orchard! Last weekend we took the trip and partook in some fun fall activities!

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On Saturday we woke up to an amazingly beautifully warm day for it being October 21st in VT! I started the morning enjoying some coffee, with Bear by my side.

 

In the afternoon, my mother-in-law and I took the dogs for a walk in the woods…orange vests are a must during hunting season!

 

On Sunday is where the apple festivities began! Zach had been talking about his family farm to his friend, Alex, for quite some time and Alex decided to come up to see the farm and help make some apple cider!

Upon Alex’s arrival my father-in-law gave him a tour of the grounds, including the nursery: Morning Star Perennials, a perennial nursery that has so many flowers, plants and very unique trees. Be sure to check them out in the spring if you’re around the Rockingham, VT area or traveling by!

We also taste tested the kiwi’s from the vine, made safe crossing for the new baby chickens (Bear was very interested in them) and checked in on the honey bees!

Next we got to work picking apples for cider making:

After several varieties of apples were picked, it was time to crank up my father-in-laws antique cider press (with an added motor- otherwise the process would have taken forrrrrrrrrr-evvvvvvvv-errrrrrr {name that movie!}) and make that scrumptious cider…

The cider came out amazing and we sat back and enjoyed the fruits of our labor (ok, the boys did the actual cider making but hey, I picked some apples!).

Zach and I brought 2 bags of cider home (one is just about gone and the other went straight into the freezer to enjoy at a later date). We now also have a fully stocked drawer of organic apples in the fridge…on to baking apple everything!!

Happy Fall y’all!

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