I love picking all varieties of fruit from their respective vines, trees, and bushes. For proof, click here, here and here. Could it be my city-loving side reveling in experimenting with country life on the weekends? Or is it just that there is something so satisfying about plucking a little jewel of a fruit, fresh as can be, off its branch? I’m not sure, but I love it.
On Sunday, Ross and I did some apple picking at Thompson’s Orchard in New Gloucester, ME, per the suggestion of my fellow Portland blogger Ashley from Sweet William. We didn’t get many, as we plan to do more apple picking when we go to NH in a couple of weeks, but I did get enough for snacking and apple butter (recipe soon to come!).
I realized, looking at Ross and I in our jeans and plaid shirts, that we looked like city slickers dressing in costumes for a day in the country. “This is what country folk wear, right?” But really, we are just appreciators of flannel and denim, and ok, what else would you wear to an apple orchard?!
Thompson’s also had some pretty killer cider donuts, which we enjoyed sitting on the grass, soaking in September’s last summery rays. Nothing like a crispy, sugary donut, washed down with freshly pressed cider. Ah, apple season, I love you.
Jeans: American Eagle:
Flannel: Vintage L.L.Bean (from the boys department)
Bag: Vintage Dooney & Bourke
LL Belt: L.L. Bean Signature*
* I just have to point this belt out, because my initials are LL! I was so excited when I laid my eyes on it. I’ve been wanting an LL belt ever since I saw LL Cool J with this number in the late 90′s:
Yep, just me and LL Cool J, chillin’ with our belts.