Saturday, October 1, 2011

Apple Picking and Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah started on Wednesday at sunset. I should have mentioned it earlier of course, but we didn't get around to celebrating it until last night with a nice relaxing shabbot dinner. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year and is a time for deep personal reflection. Today though we continued our celebration by picking apples.

Why picking apples? Well apples and honey are traditional foods for Rosh Hashanah to remind us of starting the new year out on a sweet note. So we went to one of the local apple orcharids that offers a u-pick option.

It's also a great tie in for A. for school because they have been learning about apples. I'm hoping to find a receipe that is fairly healthy using all the apples we picked for a treat for his classmates.

He loved picking the apples right off the tree. It took a bit for him to get the idea but eventually he got the hang of pulling them off the tree.

Happy Rosh Hashanah!

No comments: