Recently, we have been spending some time in the countryside picking pears and apples from my Grandparents’ trees. I have fond memories of picking fruit from these trees in my own childhood so taking my children to gather fruit was wonderful! The children had a great time picking through the apples that had fallen and occassionally letting out a, “Eugh! That’s mouldy!” There were a few giggles when my partner shook the apples from the tree, immediately followed by all of us quickly diving in to pick them up. My son even had a go at shaking a few branches. Once we had collected enough, somewhat heavy, bags full of apples and pears, we loaded them into the car ready for preparing to make into apple juice for the children and special apple juice for the grown ups.
All in all, a fun and procuctive couple of days. There are more apples and pears on the trees though. Maybe we will do it all again soon.