11 Oct 2016


To really take advantage of the last warm and sunny days, Nicole and I went to an "Apple festival" nearby which took place in the huge park of the castle Chateau de la Hulpe.

The castle from far

In the orchards, children and adults picked up the apples from the tree for free. There had been so many apples this year, that instead of throwing them away, we were allowed to take them, which I found an excellent idea.

Many, many people had the same idea as we, walking around in the sunshine.

besides the old farm which is now a restaurant, several stalls were installed and showed everything about apple trees.

Of course there were also apples for sale, for those who were too lazy to pick them up themselves. Charlie inspected the apples but would have preferred a cow festival with steaks.

of course there was also apple juice, cider and sparkling apple wine which you could taste.

This was a wheel barrow, containing the left overs of the pressed apples. I asked what they are doing with it, but they didn't know yet. I suppose it will end up as pig food or something.

Children could paint plaster apples which they loved !

Here you could get a plate with  sausages and apple puree. Unfortunately I just had had lunch.

The terrace of the restaurant was full and we even had to wait to get a place. From there we had a nice view on the whole event !

more participants here


Fun60 said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate the beginning of Autumn.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - looks a great day out ... I must go and get some apples ... cheers Hilary

Tamago said...

Oooh, I'd love to do tasting of fresh apple juice!
The terrace area looks really nice. It's got such a lovely view :-)

Lea said...

That sounds like lots of fun! I love apples!
Have a great week!

Lady Fi said...

Looks like a lot of fun.