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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Fruit Loop

Sunday we drove to Hood River Valley and along the Fruit Loop, which is a 35 mile loop through the valley that takes you past several dozen orchards and vineyards, as well as a few specialty farms like lavender, chestnuts, and alpaca yarn.  We had beautiful weather for apple picking, and I have a new favorite apple orchard, Mt. View.  The trees were loaded with apples and the picking was easy.  Each tree had a label tied onto it so you could tell the apple variety.  There were dozens of different kinds of apples and pears.  I got my usual 2 1/2 bushels, so it will be a busy applesauce-canning week around here!

1 comment:

Lynette said...

So glad you got to experience this special treat! When we went a few years ago, we selected from those already picked fruits and thoroughly enjoyed them as well as other fruit-related products we found on sale.