Bill Shields keeps the Shield's Orchard website up to date, so if you are going you'll know what you'll be picking. They the have a huge variety, from Sundowner to Pink Ladies, Braeburn to Golden Delicious (plus others, just ask if you've got a favourite). The kids and I love slightly sour Granny Smiths, and we were spot on timing-wise, the Granny Smiths were dripping off the trees.
|Being 6ft 5 is useful, and not just when there are lightbulb issues|
|Her: I've found a 2-leaf clover, they are very rare|
Me: You just pulled a leaf off that one
Her: No I didn't
Me: Yes you did
Her: I'm going to make a wish and keep it... "I wish I could find a four leaf clover"
|Following the white line|
This year Bill has Julie apples. This is a new variety for which Shield's have plant breeders rights. Bill was kind enough to let us taste a Julie and then gave us four to take home. They were beautiful. Possibly one of the most divine apples I've ever tasted. Crisp and sweet and perfectly apple-y!