It seems like this last week it started to finally feel like fall was here. The air got cool and crisp and air in the house was not so stuffy and Grumpy finally turned the central air off! Now, there is a definite chill in the air but its the good kind of chill. I love it when it when the sun is shining bright in the morning and that crispness that smells like fall is in the air.
Yesterday morning my friend “Swiss Miss”, took her son and me to this place called Indian Ladder Farms. I had no idea this place existed so close to home until my friend invited me to go! You can go there to pick your own strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and apples! They have an animal farm where you can visit the goats, sheep, pigs, cows, turkeys, and chickens! Kids love it because they can feed the animals who are ever so happy to come running as soon as they hear the vending machine dial turn.
Yesterday, we went early in the morning, visited the animals and then bought some apples, cider, and homemade donuts. You can actually watch them make the donuts from the outdoors as they have a “window wall” that allows you to look in and see their process. It is pretty cool! The donuts and cider are pretty good too.
Late in the afternoon Grumpy and I took a ride out that way so I could find the place on my own and when we got there I realized that the time we went to visit yesterday was a good time to go as the place at 4 PM (only an hour before closing) was packed like sardines. I couldn’t believe the number of people there! We will definitely go back to pick our own fruit in the future!
I left with some Honeycrisp apples and when I arrived home I made this yummy apple crisp. The Honeycrisp apple was not only good for cooking, but as an eating apple it was really good! It is exactly what the name implies, sweet and crispy. Perfect no matter what your plans may be for it!