The grapes were not yet ready to be picked, we could only get a handful ripes; but the apple trees are bursting and some fruits are over ripe, they were already on the ground.
And where do my girls go first? To the grapes, of course! MC headed to her favorite dark blue grapes, IC to her light green ones and me? I love those red grapes! Although we do have to search for the ripe bunches. Grapes have to wait, but only for a little bit.
And what about the quince? They are ripe and they look good. But they always said this fruit is not to be eaten like an apple, raw -- good thing oma loves to create jellies or marmalades out of this fruit.
Now we come to the first apple trees. Here is MC trying to pick one apple, with one stuff toy in the hand. Would it work?
Oh yeah, it did! And she's proud about it, saying, 'mama, I am bigger now!' I guess so, because last year she couldnt reach out from any branches from the smallest apple tree in the garden.
Look at those poor, foul apples! There are simply too much apple trees in the garden, we cant even pick them up as fast as they ripen. Thus when we do get the time to pick them, we make sure we have enough for the whole week (they would stay fresh for a week in the ref); and more for the kindergarten and for some neighbors.
What's do we do with buckets of apples at home? For toppings on green salad, for snack time, for quick picnics in the car, for dried apples, for gifts :D