Friday, September 05, 2014

Apples! Apples! Apples!

With three days on the home front this week before our upcoming tour, we were delighted by the timing of a phone call from a local friend. Would we be able to use the abundance of apples on his tree?!

Most certainly! Homemade applesauce is a favorite around our house and its not every year we're able to enjoy a good apple crop. So we dropped everything for a day and headed out to fill a truck-load with apples!

Part of the picking crew

Charissa is quite the helper

What a blessing! We ended up with a full pickup-bed loaded with large, delicious apples!

And the process of chopping, cooking, pressing, and filling the jars began!

200 quarts all sealed, labeled, and ready to enjoy this winter. Yum! 

“While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
Cold and heat,
Winter and summer,
And day and night
Shall not cease.”
Genesis 8:22


Jessica said...

Wow! That is a lot of apples! What a blessing it is to be able to store apples for the winter. And getting to pick them just adds to the fun of it! :)

Rebekah @ Heritage of Grace said...

Several years ago, a neighbor had some loquat trees full of fruit, and she let us gather her loquats twice. Loquats are kind of like a mini pear fruit, found in warmer regions. I think it can also be found in Florida. Anyway, she still has the trees, but we haven't picked them this year. We chopped up the loquats and made loquat preserves. Our hands were stained brown after we chopped them, but it was pretty tasty.

Caravan Sonnet said...

What a blessing y'all!! :) Looks delicious! :) Praying for y'all as you embark on this new season of touring! Praying for safety, health, and each of you!
:) Rebecca

Lexi said...

The green apples look so yummy! R ya gonna make a pie w them?
In Christ,

Alice said...

Great job!
Would you mind sharing the recipe you use?