Friday, October 10, 2008

Multi-Tasking the country boy way!


Even though I've been frightfully busy lately, we took 2 hours and picked apples. (Gotta make hay while the sun shines right?) This year is a bumper crop for apples in central Ohio. The heavy rains of the spring and the moderate summer have made for some really large and really juicy apples! Mike is a master of picking the perfectly sun blushed Golden Delicious with one hand, holding the bag with the other, as well as tasting along the way! I'm lucky to not break my ankle tripping over ones on the ground, or get concussed from the falling ones! Once we get them home, Mike cores and peels, and I measure and seal-a-meal them. Straight in the freezer before they hit the air, and no browning begins. I've also made several batches of home-made apple butter already, over 2 dozen jars! So if you ever wonder why all the lights are on at our house till 2 am every morning in the fall...now you know!

2 comments:

kathy mc said...

Apple Butter, YUM! We used to have apple trees at our other house. I used to can applesauce. I sort of miss that. It looks and sounds like you 2 are having fun. Great pictures.

Joanne Huffman said...

a mouth watering post!

Joanne