Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Apple Picking


A friend of Caleb's from work has a couple of big apple trees on his farm place, which he very kindly invited us to pick from, so this evening as soon as my man came home from work the three of us went to pick apples. It was a most lovely evening.

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Greta Rose seemed to enjoy the experience from the Ergo on her Daddy's back. Toward the end she wanted out, though, because she wanted to pick too. We got a great lot of apples. I want to make applesauce and, if time allows, apple butter. (My mama and I have had fun making apple butter in past autumns; there is nothing quite so good as apple butter for a toasted piece of Mama's homemade whole wheat bread ...oh, the ecstasies.) I have a feeling that the amount of apples I have won't make applesauce to last all year, but at this point I don't know that I can process more than a couple of 5-gal. pails and laundry baskets full. I'll know better in future years I suppose. :)

7 comments:

Melissa said...

Delightful! Thanks for taking us along with your pictures. I have so appreciated the feeling of provision and abundance we've had in past years when friends have shared their apples with us. I can taste the apple butter now...
Love you--
Mama

Melissa said...

And the harvest-fields-at-evening pictures are so beautiful. That kind of fallish, russet glow almost breaks your heart, doesn't it?

Mama again. :-)

Leah said...

I just found your blog today through Rhonda's blog, Down to Earth. I'm having a wonderful time looking through all your posts! It looks like we would get along splendidly in person. :) I look forward to coming back often!

Grace & Peace,
Leah ~ www.reformedfarmerswife.christianagrarian.com

Paula said...

Dear Katya,

I enjoyed your lovely thoughts and beautiful photos! Those apples look so delicious!

The peppers from your garden look good too. Enjoy the homemade salsa!

Blessings,
Paula

Sue said...

What a timely post! I'm making applesauce tonight, although I think I will need to make more, too, as I want some to last a bit over the winter. And... I just made apple-butter!

Charity Dawn said...

Yay for apple trees!

Leah said...

What a cozy evening for your three!