Friday, September 10, 2010

Apple Pickin' Time!

It is about that time again when the apples are ripe and ready to be picked. A couple of years ago my in law's apple tree had it's first abundance of apples. We were thrilled and began the process of taking the apples and making pies, crisps and bars. My mother in law said that she had been making applesauce and freezing it. I thought this was much easier than canning it so decided to give it a try. Unfortunately I didn't have the equipment to do this, so asked one of my church friends if they had anything I could borrow. She happily lent me this wonderful grinder that separated the peels and seeds while pushing out the juicy applesauce! What fun we had with this gadget...we made applesauce 'till the cows came home.' It was the great!
These past two years we have been disappointed when the tree barely produced a few apples. However, I have decided to go to the orchard and buy a bushel so we can once again make our own applesauce. It is so worth it!
Our kids are all coming home next weekend so I am hoping that we can go out and have an apple 'pickin' adventure:)
(Top photo-My daughter Kyr with grandson Connor, picking apples.)
(Bottom photo- Grand kids Caitlyn and Billy using the fun gadget.)


Tyne said...

Woot woot! Can't wait!

-K said...

Very cool, fall is in the air.

Gina F said...

I love fall weather and the fall leaves. I love apples and of course applesause too. Sounds like you all had a great time making applesauce.

Rose said...

recently we drove to the mountains and went into apple orchad area. we bought apples, but ate them quickly before making anything from them you have great memories. take care rose