Yesterday we had a frugal family day. We headed over to High Falls for a trip to Mr Apples Low Spray Orchard, the kitschiest apple orchard you over did see. The apples were delicious, the people were friendly and the prices were reasonable.
Before leaving the house we packed a cooler with sandwiches and water for everyone. Once at the orchard we ate a ton of apples while we picked a ton more. It was so nice to be in a place where the apples weren't perfect looking (although they were perfect tasting!) but people shared our desire to be as organic as possible in their growing techniques.
Afterwards we walked along a trail that follows the old canal system and stumbled upon an antique sale. After perusing the antiques we headed into The New York Store , a local coffee shop which was very veg friendly. We left with coffee and kettle corn.
Even though they were low spray, they cost less than the traditional orchard we'd been going to for years. The kids had a great time tromping through the orchard. High Falls itself was a neat little town.
I'm delighted to report that my hours at work will be going back to normal next week and as a result my postings will be more regular as well.