Friday, October 9, 2009

Apple Picking

Fall just wouldn't be fall without a trip to the apple orchard to pick a bushel or two or three of apples. We had a beautiful day to head off to the orchard and were lucky enough to share it with good friends.

Rebekah is sure she knows where the best apples in the orchard will be found and she is making sure Sarah know just where to go.

A little help for a big sister and that perfect apple is just in reach.

And boy does it ever taste good!

Hannah did her share of picking too.

And someone even managed to snap a picture of mom.

Thanks to friends for letting us borrow their wagon to haul our apples out of the orchard. This is only half of the three bushels we picked. And this was actually the easy part. Now its time to make . . . .

apple sauce
apple butter
pie filling
crisp filling
chopped to be frozen
dried slices
fruit leather
apple dumplings
apple fritters
caramel apples

I'm tired just thinking about it all. Actually it is a family affair and everyone helps out so it really is just a lot of fun. And of course homemade is so much better and cheaper too.

Stay tuned for updates on all our apple cooking fun!

1 comment:

  1. Those apples look strangely familiar! Good luck with your "apple" list!


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