Fall is here, and that means apple picking. Or, apple cider doughnut picking. We took advantage of the warm weekend to head up to Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont and enjoy a forty-five minute wait in line for some soft, warm, sugar-sprinkled goodness.
No apple picking just yet, unless you count buying a bag or two in the store. I guess that’s apple picking-out? The place was seriously packed but we got what we came for then left the crowd for a little walk in the woods and among the orchard.
The biggest highlight of Indian Ladder is always Rosie, the Highland cow. These russet hued cattle developed their signature long hair and stocky build through generations of breeding in the harsh Scottish climate. I can relate, that’s how I developed my ruggedness and russet hued five-o’clock shadow. They’re known to be naturally resistant to disease and very mild mannered, which Rosie proves; she lets kids and adults play with her hair and horns all day without any complaint. I wanted to stage our own little version of Pamplona, but I don’t think she would go for it.
Plenty to see, including a giant pumpkin and behind the scenes of the donut-making extravaganza; I look forward to revisiting later and stocking up for apple pies, applesauce, squash soup, pumpkin pies, and so on. There are plenty of photos, and of course a slideshow. I used the 100mm f/2 again, I’m loving the sharpness from this tiny package, and I enjoy the distance-flattening perspective — but most of these photos ended up being detail instead of the bigger picture. Enjoy!