freezer bags full!! We enjoyed healthy smoothies all year long. Another tradition is late summer/early autumn apple picking. A friend of ours owns a huge apple orchard and allows us to pick whatever we want. This year I’ve been making applesauce and apple butter to can. Our third and latest tradition, which has just started as of this week, is mushroom picking. We enjoyed our first harvest of beautiful wild chanterelle mushrooms just two days ago. Todd and I love harvesting nature’s bounties each season and we especially enjoy our time together – it’s such a great way to talk and connect. And it’s also a wonderful family activity for the kids.