As we begin the new month of October, I’m thankful for the change of season…and hopefully a change in the weather. Here in Southern California we are in need of water! Every year around this time my family has a tradition of heading out to Julian for apple and pear picking. We also look forward to spending this time with friends, as we have gone with the same two families for the past 3 years! This year, we thought we were going early in the season, only to find that there weren’t too many apples to pick. Our warm spring may have caused the fruit to ripen early. Truthfully, it isn’t all about the apples or the pears, it’s about the experience and the time spent together.
Our favorite orchards to pick are Apple Starr Orchard and O’Dell’s Organic Orchard. Both of these orchards are organic and within walking distance of each other. O’Dell’s also has chickens and goats, which is always a real hit with the kids.
We wish you and your family a happy harvest, with many sweet memories, because it truly is about the welcoming of a new season and the Lord’s faithfulness and mercy!
“And while the earth remains, there will be seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22