This year, we visited the orchard on a beautiful sunny day in October. Once you arrive at "Libby and Son U Pick" orchards in Limerick, Maine, you will feel welcomed and excited to begin your apple picking experience. Their 15 acres of orchards, which showcase 15 varieties of apples, are surrounded by beautiful mountains. Libby and Son U-Picks is a family owned and operated farm. This lovely family has been growing fruit in this area since the 1950’s.
Mrs Libby makes her own Blueberry Donuts, Apple Cider Donuts, Kettle Corn and freshly pressed Old-Fashioned Apple Cider. We picked up a few half-gallons of their cider along with a dozen apple cider donuts. Goodness gracious, these were yummy! What is better comfort on a cool fall afternoon than a hot cup of spiced apple cider? We had a ball picking Cortlands, McIntosh and Golden Delicious apples! Miss Judy had never gotten to experience picking apples so she absolutely loved the afternoon in the orchard. The beautiful sights and smells that can be found in their acreage is simply stunning. What a wonderful, autumn day it was! Thank you Libby and Son....see ya'll next year!
1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin puree
Cream Cheese Icing
For the icing, cream together the cream cheese and margarine in a medium bowl until smooth and free of any lumps. Mix in the vanilla and lemon juice. Add in the confectioner's sugar and whip until light and fluffy. Refrigerate until serving time. Serve each slice of bread with a dollop of icing and a sprinkle of orange zest.