Are you ready to say goodbye to summer? While we are not completely ready to say goodbye to summer, we can’t ignore that some apples which are typically not ready for several more weeks are already ripe and ready to be picked. Therefore, this week our family picked 100 pounds of apples at a local u-pick apple orchard. Every year we go to this orchard and pick a couple buckets of apples. Last year we picked 4 buckets of apples and this year we picked 5 buckets of apples. Each bucket of apples ends up being about 20 pounds of apples for the mere cost of $12.00 a bucket. If you did the math, that ends up being about $1.67 per pound.