...and did we mention apples!? Once again, we experienced an answer to prayer when we were offered the pickings of 3 apple trees this week from a local farmer! What a treat it was to spend yesterday filled to the pail-full with tasty fruit and canning jars.
For 'us kids', canning and freezing has always been a fun team-work project. A job that can't be done unless everybody pitches in to help -- from the older girls doing the slicing, to the little ones on 'washing & sorting' detail, and Matthias & Stephen carrying all the heavy loads.
There's just something about working together, whatever the project or task. It's amazing how much we need eachother -- not only siblings in a family, but in the larger picture -- co-laborers in Christ!
And for those of you who enjoy seeing pictures of the job en-progress:
Pickin'...and grinnin'... ...takes lots of concentration, you know!
Apples -- all loaded up and ready to head for home.
Cutting and cutting and more cutting...
Our 'crank' man!
Ahhh....124 quarts of applesauce later and we're done!
"For thou shalt eat the labor of thine hands: happy shalt thou be,
and it shall be well with thee."