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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Apple Picking


On this very warm late summer day we went apple picking. My DD and my older GS came too.He's almost 17,  and 6 feet tall so he really came in handy for the high ones.


          Here we are he and I on one of the cute displays that the farm puts out every year.


                      We had to cajole him into standing in front of this height measure. It only goes to 6' !


We picked around 30 pounds of apples as well as a few late plums and also Asian pears.


               There are gourds for sale too. I needed a few more for my Fall decorations.


They had assorted jams, jellies and pies for sale in the little shop. At $9 a pie I wasn't willing to get any but there was one that was an apple/caramel/crumble  and I think I'll be making one of those as soon as  I get some of those wrapped caramels that are available around this time of year.

I will also be getting  out the dehydrator and hopefully have better luck drying apple slices than I did with Apricots.  I will be freezing apple slices for winter crisps and pies. I have my work cut out for me. It really is starting to feel like Fall!

       Thanks for visiting today.     Granny Marigold


6 comments:

  1. Wow! What pretty gourds! I'm glad you feel like fall is in the air.

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  2. Hi! It can't be apple time already! I am still canning tomato juice! I dried apple slices last year and they are easy to do except for the peeling and slicing! Good luck. We like to do lumpy applesauce. Takes more time but so yummy. When you say winter crisps do you mean apple crisp or something else? Nancy

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    1. Lumpy applesauce is the best! I did mean apple crisp that I would make in winter. I love that the apples are all sliced and ready in the freezer so it takes no time at all and there's a scrumptious dessert.

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  3. I would love to go to an orchard and pick apples. What a handsome grandson you have. Oh, I want to wish you a late Happy Birthday! I missed that post. Looks like a fun party. You have such a nice looking family.

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    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes. It's too bad you can't go apple picking because there are so many delicious apple things to make. It sure does make it seem like Fall though. I made that apple/caramel pie today. I will post pics soon. I better or it will be all gone!!

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  4. Oh my, everything looks so good! Fall seems to be coming so quickly. Take care and have a good weekend.

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