Food storage, Fruit

Apples!

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My mother should be proud of this photo. We used a prop, we took several shots and everyone is looking at the camera with eyes wide open!

We went apple picking at a local preserve a few weeks ago. Green Point Farm is an old apple orchard that I remember picking at when I was in grade school. It has been closed for several years now and the apple trees were not doing well untended. Over the past few years there has been a push to tend the trees, pruning them and keeping the paths mowed to prevent invasive vines from taking over.

We had not picked apples here before, but it was lovely, ladders needed for sure. We had a great time trying apples on all the trees, deciding which ones would be good for applesauce and eating.

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Everyone is in the tree except me! 
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This fella hung out with #3 for quite some time while we were picking.

We had our big applesauce making this weekend as well. We made about 60 quarts to go with the 25 I had made earlier in the fall.

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                                                        Notice all the different shades of sauce?                                                                   This is from all the kinds of apples we used, each apple has a unique color and flavor. 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Apples!”

  1. 60 quarts is enough to instill a dislike for applesauce before next season! I did not go to farm while the apples were in season, so only got a few late apples from a pippin here. I wrote about it earlier. It is a tree that my Pa picked apples from when he was a little tyke. His mother took him there.

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