Opinion: Here's Why Apple Picking Is The Worst Fall Activity
"The rumbling soundOf load on load of apples coming in.For I have had too muchOf apple-picking: I am overtiredOf the great harvest I myself desired."
– "After Apple-Picking" by Robert Frost
That out of context excerpt from Robert Frost's 1914 poem "After Apple-Picking" perfectly sums up how I feel about this popular fall activity. While Frost's poem has nothing to do with explaining why apple picking is the absolute worst, it does describe a speaker who is totally fed up with the apple season and wants to go for a "long winter sleep."
I'm sure many of us can appreciate the "long winter sleep" aspect of Frost's poem. However, many of you also have this fascination with apple picking that baffles my mind.
For you West Coasters, apple picking is what East Coasters do outdoors in the ...