Apple Picking & Kunekune

March 09, 2013

Apple Picking | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Paprika and I went for apple picking last Saturday. We initially had an other plan, but in the end it was all good to visit the Ration Creek orchard in Pauatahanui, nearby Porirua, 20-minute drive from Wellington. I remember visiting the orchard two years ago, late in the season when there were only granny smith apples left. I wanted this time to pick the red varieties they grow in the orchard as well.

And the apples were plentiful, so we loaded our bucket. The orchard is also home to two friendly kunekune. They came near the fence oinking in hope of getting our attention and being gifted an apple or two.

Apple Picking | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Kunekune Pig | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Kune Kune Pig | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Apple Picking | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Apple Picking | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Autumn has officially started here, yet the weather has remained quite summery for now. And I'm very grateful for that...

Wish you all a great week-end !

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Paprika et moi sommes allés cueillir des pommes samedi dernier. Nous avions initialement un autre plan, mais au final ce fut agréable de visiter le verger de Ration Creek à Pauatahanui, près de Porirua, à 20 minutes de route de Wellington.

Je me souviens avoir visité le verger il y a deux ans de cela, vers la fin de la saison, lorsque les seules pommes à cueillir étaient des granny smith. Je voulais retourner cette fois et profiter des variétés de pommes rouges qu'ils cultivent également dans ce verger.

Et les pommes il y en avait à profusion, donc nous avons rempli notre seau. Cette ferme est également la demeure de deux adorables kunekune. Ils sont venus près de la barrière en couinant et dans l'espoir d'obtenir à la fois notre attention et une pomme ou deux.

L'automne a officiellement commencé ici, et pourtant le temps est resté très estival jusqu'à présent. Et je lui en suis bien reconnaissante...

Je vous souhaite un bon week-end à tous!


Simply beautiful! And that piggy is darling! Liren Baker (@kitchconfidante)

Beautiful clicks! mycookinghut

Oh, they are gorgeous ( the apples, I mean). This place is beautiful too :) Bluejellybeans

look at those wonderful espaliers, so beautiful and so productive at once! Sylvie in Rappahannock

Love your photos. Great work! Björn Törngren

Those Kunekunes realy are cuties! pe

Gorgeous pictures! I love pigs. Thanks for sharing those great clicks with us. Cheers, Rosa Rosa Mayland

j’aime bien la dernière photo. www.mesphotosetvous.com

That looks lovely. I can’t wait to see what beautiful things you will be making with those gorgeous red apples :-) Karin - The F Girl

How fun. I love apple picking and miss that activity from when we lived up north. The common thing to do down here is to go strawberry picking..in fact…right about now! thyme (Sarah)

OH NOW I want a kune kune out here on the prairies. I love them! that would be a little NZ for the NZer in the US. Your autumn means that i should be getting spring soon.. better tell that to the snow! c cecilia

Ah, apples and autumn, such a wonderful time of the year. Your photographs are so crisp and colourful, just like a perfectly ripe apple! From a fellow Hungarian. ; ) bizzylizzycooks

gorgeous photography !! Simi At Tns

What a glorious post! Lizzy left a comment and emailed me to have a look. I’m not Hungarian but I’m always hungry if that counts. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef