Weekends are usually my best days to get down to work, since I have no classes to get in the way of more important things like baking and crafting, but for the first time in months, I decided to take Saturday off. I know, the shock and horror of it all! My parents drove up to spend the day with me, and we spent a good part of the afternoon strolling about a local farm and stuffing ourselves silly with the u-pick fruits they had to offer. Considering how much I value freshness and how quickly I tear through fruits and veggies, even I’m surprised by the fact that I haven’t actually done any sort of u-pick before, besides the annual Halloween pumpkin hunt of course. Arriving at the orchards a mere 15 or 20 minutes away from my campus, I expected to make a killing in apples, but what I found was even better- Raspberries, plump and sweet, still clinging fitfully to their vines. If you know me, you’ll know that I’m a serious raspberry fiend, so when I was set loose on that patch of incredible red jewels, I probably ate as much as I dropped into my basket. It was also my very first taste of golden raspberries, and can I tell you? They were absolutely incredible.
Sporting a plethora of other fruits and vegetables besides those two targets, and even some adorable farm creatures to feed and pet, it was hard to leave such abundance behind. I think I just may need to take another day off real soon to visit again.