Not that long ago, my husband and I were running errands and decided to finish the day by going for a walk. When he turned right out of the Costco parking lot, I immediately said,
Wait–this is not the way to nature!
This has become a running joke between us, but it’s also indicative of my life right now. I’m all about the nature.
I’m sure there’s probably some psychological explanation. Something to do with my kids growing up, or the uncertainty I feel with…well, a lot of things.
But mostly, I just like nature. So I fit in as many walks as I can manage, which is good, because I really like dessert too.
Please don’t ask me to choose between nature and a donut.
Luckily, at Carter Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville, Virginia, you can have both (if your heart so desires).
Apple cider donut at Carter Mountain Orchard
Pretty Pink Lady
Some kind of cherry tree
Fuji apples pathway
The Fuji apples were so juicy, but do not underestimate the power of the donut. The smell of them at the orchard’s Apple Barn is hypnotizing. I can’t tell you how many times we replaced the word apple with donut, while we were picking.
Can you reach that donut for me? Wow, this donut tree is big. How many pounds of donuts do you think is in our bag?
Not only was nature at the orchard awesome, I even got a bonus Mommy Moment. After I commented on all the cute toddlers in the pumpkin patch, my son hopped in to humor me.
Ah, the power of nature (and donuts).
What’s the report on nature (or donuts) in your neck of the woods? Other than fresh off the tree, what’s your favorite way to serve apples?