Because we have a large grocery store only a minute away, I can buy 10 lbs of apples in less than 10 minutes. It will cost me 99-cents a pound. Or, I can drive for half an hour, pick my own apples, pay 99-cents a pound, and drive home. It’ll only take me 90 minutes.
So, of course, once a year, we head out to pick apples. It’s fun. I don’t know what it is about apple picking, but clean air and greenery is always appealing to me.
The place we go is on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River and at the back of the orchard, just above the St. Lawrence, is the top of a church that was built in 1667. It existed on the site until 1720 so one assumes that this ‘steeple’ came off the church at that time. It’s been repaired with modern nails and bolts to hold it together and architecture in early Quebec wasn’t very fancy but I like it.