Oct 9, 2011

Apples, Apples Everywhere...

... and not a single one to eat!!

OK, not really, but our apples are not the gorgeous ones you see piled up at orchards. Ours are the real deal, not sprayed, full of dings and dents and bugs.

But they taste pretty good. The boys and I cooked them up and fed them through the fruit mill to make applesauce.

I got about 6 quart bags full, then gave up and fed the rest to the ponies. The apples take a lot of prep because they are dirty and buggy and need to be cut in half and trimmed up before going into the pot.



But it was a chance for the boys and I to be outside together. Can't complain about that!

8 comments:

kandeland said...

even if they don't look perfect it must be nice to have an apple tree! I have a pear tree and though they are not perfect they're free!
hope you are enjoying your weekend, xo

Dorthe said...

They are so perfect red Lee, and looks yummy...we have apple trees here ,too- also filled with wormholes- and dirt- but they are eatable,lol.
How wonderful you can be out all, in summerclothes,still- here it is cold and windy ,now.
xo, Dorthe

Gigi said...

Yum, homemade applesauce, homemade pies, the possibilities are endless!

CINNIBONBON said...

mmm sounds good and looks good! I bet you all had loads of fun anyway!! hey I would love to head up to Maine--but I would have to pass on the lobster!!!! no like

I know these traveling men are ours makes life a bit more hectic but well worth it when they come back..hehehe.

I'm glad you all doing well and looking very healthy--

PS..yes yes I to am intrigued by a bucket list but not accomplishing thinks on it would seem like failure...or am I look it at it from the wrong angle???ummmm

The Other Side of Me said...

Hey Lee,

The boys look like they are having a blast. Enjoy the apple sauce. Chris should be home soon. Hope all is well.

Love,
Tam

Clara said...

Sig=me pleasse

Clara said...

Sig=me pleasse

Lili said...

Hi pretty lady! That looks like good wholesome fun with your boys...love it. Also, you reminded me of another use for my newly acquired (vintage) Foley food mill. I admit, I have never even made applesauce before. ~Lili