Friday, August 31, 2007

Blue skies and apples!

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Fall is right around the corner...our favorite season when the leaves change to vibrant reds and golds, and apples are in season. Daytime temps are still plenty warm and nighttime temps have been getting nice and cool, making for great "sleeping weather". This also makes for some wonderful NH mornings and very pleasant days with lots of blue sky and sunshine.

This past week the NH Union Leader had an article about apple season in New Hampshire and it appears the local orchards expect to have a great late Summer/early Fall...one of their best in years!

Under the guise of doing research, we spent Wednesday "working" by checking out a local orchard (near Keene) which has already been picking for at least a week. They had Ginger Golds and Paula Reds and dozens more varieties coming in the next month. We preferred the Paula Reds (which have already found their way to our breakfast table in the form of Caramel Apple French Toast - yum!).

With a half dozen orchards scattered around the Monadnock region, there are plenty of opportunities to pick-your-own apples and sample other seasonal fruits. Come join us...it is a great time of year to enjoy the bounty of nature.

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