Thursday, September 3, 2009


58. That's how many pounds of apples we brought home from my parent's house last night. Yes, I weighed them. That scale needs to get some use every now and then! My parents have two apples trees at their house, so the kids and I headed over there yesterday to get ourselves some free apples =) This is what we came home with:

While we were over there, my mom came out and hung out with us for a while. Camera in hand. Which is good, because I had forgotten my camera =) While she was taking pictures, we were discussing how when you have a blog, everything suddenly becomes interesting and therefore you must take pictures to share with the world. A couple of minutes later, Kelsi holds up a rather deformed apple and says, "Mom, look at this apple! We should take a picture of it and post it on our blog!" Yep, I have her well trained. Somehow she managed to keep track of the apple, and we took a picture of it:

Pretty cool, huh?

So, what am I going to do with all these apples? Apple butter! And maybe some apple cider too =) Yum. Last year I made some apple butter and then used the peels to make apple jelly. Which is a wonderful way to have less waste, but the jelly was too sweet for me. This year, I think I'm going to try making apple cider vinegar with the peels instead. Sadly, it takes about 6-8 weeks to ferment, but it should be a fun experiment!

And, since I was pulling pictures off my camera, here are a few random ones to share:

Being goofy.

Matthias found a pair of my socks and thought they looked cozy. I don't blame him, they are =)

Kelsi wanted her picture taken too!


Melissa said...

you could make apple pie filling and freeze it to eat during the winter, yum! :-)

Sharyl Williams said...

I am sitting here at work eating a piece of homemade apple pie that I purchased apples for - seriously, I don't have time to go walkin all the way outside and reach up and pick apples off of a tree...........