Apple-Picking

October 3, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

You wouldn’t think russet apples are my least favourite, would you? As a child, I hated the sharpness of the flavour, but these days tartness has grown on me. Have you ever tried a russet apple? They’re so sharp, they’re almost sour. I don’t know if it’s a Surrey thing, but Russet apples seem to be the most abundant round these parts.

Apple-picking represents a completely wholesome activity, far better suited to a fresh-faced princess-y blog than a girl who spends most of her time writing songs about alcoholism and letting her snake sleep in her hair. But… I do really love gathering food each Autumn. I’ve visited this farm since I was a child. My earliest memories aged 8 are of how revolutionary it was to pick your own food; the food was cheaper, healthier and eliminated the middleman. Dad often jokes that even as a child I was compelled towards social justice and green living.

 

A Bitter Taste

I don’t want to make this post into a vegan rant, but isn’t it weird how happy we are to embrace bloggers in pumpkin patches but not in abbatoirs? How much of your food manufacturing process would you take a selfie with? Recently I’ve started to fully appreciate the lengths society goes to in order to ignore its own guilt. It’s hard for this not to be amplified by the news; there’s so much atrocity happening in the world that many feel the need to function purely in “escapism” mode the whole time. And I get it; the world is dark and scary these days.

I’m trying to be mindful of the news and the world around me, whilst also carving out pockets of time I can tune out and exist in a different way, on a slower frequency. This blog post: case in point. Light and happy photos that are all surface and image, thoughts from the inner, critical part of my brain. It’s so important to get a balance. After the sun sets on a picturesque orchard and you’re at home with your crops, all you’re left with is the sharp taste in your mouth.

5 responses to “Apple-Picking”

  1. Cate says:

    Oh my gosh you look adorable here and that bag is the cutest!! I have fond memories of apple picking, my Nan had an apple tree in her garden and no joke they were the best apples on earth and completely organic to! I was heart broken when she cut it down because of tree fungus but we have a new tree now with Katy apples because that’s my name haha! One of the things I’m most looking forward to when I have my own house is growing my own produce xoxo

  2. Audrey says:

    People see what they want to see and crop out whatever they don’t 😐 // I almost exclusively eat fuji apples! (so I’ve never tried a russet apple before) I like fuji apples because they’re sweet and crisp ^-^ // Super cute outfit! I’ve been seeing berets more and more and have been wanting to wear one myself more and more. I’ve always liked how they looked since I was little, but I’ve never worn one myself! And your bag is so fun ^-^ -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  3. Eena says:

    Apple picking sounds like such a fun thing to do! I’ve only ever done strawberry picking but that was in ridiculous summer heat so I doubt I’ll ever do it again, ha. I love your little kitty tote by the way!

    ☼ cabin twenty-four

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