Being a part of the 2020-2021 Sycamore House Service Corps has been a welcoming peace in the midst of a stressful and chaotic year. As a house full of recent college graduates, it has been so nice to have the opportunity to build relationships and community with people the same age. Since moving-in in August, we have had the chance to settle in and truly make the house a home.
As a way to get to know each other better and bond, at the beginning of each month, our service day is dedicated to planning a fun activity or outing. This past weekend, in the spirit of the fall season, we decided to go apple picking at Paulas Orchard. It was a beautiful fall day and the perfect time to go apple picking. As we roamed the rows of apples, we talked about all the desserts and treats we could make with our apples, and if we owned an orchard, what would we grow. By the time we finished and weighed everything, we had gathered a grand total of 19 pounds of apples! Afterwards, we shopped at the quaint gift shop and bought various fall sweet treats. The rest of the day consisted of being cozy on the couch while watching Netflix, and cutting and freezing most of the apples.
Overall, it was a perfect way to end the week and spend time admiring God’s creation. Next week, we hope to return to buy and carve pumpkins for Halloween.