Saturday, September 13, 2008
A nice Saturday
This morning we got up, went and picked up two cousins, and headed to Olsons Farms. We picked some apples and then went to EZ Orchards hoping to grab some apple cider and apple cider doughnuts. Well they don't sell that stuff until the end of September! So we got their blueberry doughnuts instead. It was nice to have the kids (ages 6, 4, 4, and 2) all run around looking for apples together and then munch on them later. I think there is something to eating something you have picked yourself. After we took the kids home later that day we started making applesauce! What a long day. I am so blessed though. I haven't used my canner before, it was my grandmothers I think, and it needs a new ring sealer thingy so Martha was going to come over after we cooked all the apples up and use her canner. Well she cannot use her canner on our burners. SOooo she would come to our house, pick up the cooked apples and take them back to her house to can. It worked out pretty well. Then we were able to have Martha and Gordon over for dinner. Sadly she had to go home after dinner and finish canning the last batch, while we were all done on our end. But it is kind of disappointing to be done and not see the results. We have tasted it though, and boy was it good. I love homemade applesauce!!! This will be so good to eat this winter.