Once we told them to put the apples in the basket they did pretty well following directions, though they were a little rough. They chucked the apples like they were throwing a ball, so Jeff guarded our basket and served as designated catcher.
We also had a small issue with a certain redhead wanting to sample every apple he pulled off the tree.
More than half the apples I used to make pie this afternoon had already been through Sam's rigorous taste test. And he did a fine job. That pie was delicious!
Everyone enjoyed the fruits of our labors by sampling a fresh Golden Delicious apple.
Once we had our basket full of 15 pounds of apples, (which doesn't take long with four great helpers!), we headed home.
Amelia and I rolled up our sleeves and started with an apple pie. It was the first of several things I'll be making, and it was definitely worth the effort of chasing four kids through an apple orchard!
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