in New Hampshire apple picking is a fall activity that usually requires putting on a sweater and driving to the local apple orchard... in Seagrove, North Carolina the apples are ripe NOW. as a matter of fact some of the apples on the trees here at the log cabin are getting a little sparse. i decided that today was the day to pick some and bake a pie (before the squirrels get any fatter from eating them!). instead of putting on a sweater, i donned shorts and a tank top to make the trip to the front yard. i picked a basket of apples, came inside and cranked up the AC for an afternoon in the kitchen!
and BTW, jeff is smoking ribs AND a pork shoulder today... dinner is going to be awesome... don't you wish you were my neighbor?