Everything about this weekend just screamed “Apples!!!”
Friday I went apple picking (in the pouring rain!) with Speech and Hearing Club. We had a ton of fun and the Orchard actually donated 2 1/2 bushels of apples to us! Despite getting soaked, it was fun to get off campus and out into the orchard with people I’m so used to seeing in an academic setting, but rarely spend time with outside of the classroom. We chatted on the car ride over and laughed at each other as we attempted to juggle apples, tried to figure out how to use the apple picking devices (you can see them in the pictures), and almost slipped on the soaking wet grass.
On Saturday, Speech and Hearing Club had a table at Fall Fest, an event put on by UVM that showcased many of UVM clubs and organizations, while providing food venders and activities for families and alumni to enjoy while on campus for the weekend. We sold baked goods, the many apples we picked on Friday, and puzzle pieces that students, families, or whoever could purchase to support Autism Speaks, an Autism charity we donate money to annually. Their names would then be written on the puzzle pieces and displayed in Rowell Hall, the home of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. We also sold out of our Speech and Hearing Club t-shirts at this event, which was really awesome! They were a huge hit this year!
Today, Sunday, a couple of friends and I drove to Waterbury to admire the foliage (what’s left of it anyways!-how quickly that came and went!) and to go to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill! We sampled lots of cider, jellies and jams and saw a cider making demonstration! And of course I left with several cider donuts, most of which are already gone! Soooo delicious!