September 9, 2012- my birthday!
We celebrated by going to the family owned Fieldstone Orchard in Overbrook, KS to have a picnic lunch, open gifts, and pick apples from their family owned orchard. We had a magical afternoon. 🙂
If you have never been to an apple orchard before this one will spoil you. With the picnic area they have set up, their country store- and the customer service from the greeting to waving you goodbye with your goodies, it’s tops. I was worried it would be brown and dusty after the drought we Midwesterners have been experiencing, but that wasn’t the case at all. It’s seriously a really pretty place!! Even with the drought it manages to look like this:
We had our picnic lunch and gift opening at the provided picnic tables. It was such a beautiful sunny day and a beautiful location. They had grape vines growing from the pergola- with dried up grapes- that nevertheless were very charming. A lunch of Subway sandwiches, dried apple slices, chips and lemon bars for my ‘birthday cake’ along with the best company and a sunny day was just what the doctor ordered:
After eating and gifts- thanks fam! -we loaded up in a couple of golf carts with three buckets- two for apples and one for the asian pears and several picker things and took off into the orchard. They are so nice and accommodating- one of the golf cart drivers took our picture, and they even let us borrow a fold-up chair for my grandma to sit on while we picked apples:
The apple picking commences!:
It was fun picking the apples- and messing around…
Jousting with the pickers:
Re-creating William Tell’s apple shot:
And generally messing around:
Then we got back to apple picking:
We had way too much fun:
And we got a LOT:
Picking apples at the Fieldstone was a fantastic way to spend my birthday and complete another item on my manifesto!
Can’t wait to go back for berry season! 🙂
Check them out here: http://fieldstoneorchard.com/