Saturday, October 20, 2012

Apple Picking 2012

Many months ago, we sadly ate the last of our applesauce from last fall.  We had frozen about 20 quarts or so, and ate it sparingly, but it was oh, so good!  So it was with great anticipation that we set out to pick apples again this fall at our local Sycamore Spring Orchard.  This time, we took along the "big pickers" as Dave and Sabastian joined in on the fun.  We ended up with 150 pounds of apples--more than twice what we picked last year--in about half an hour.  Once again we picked Empire apples, a hybrid that, picked at the perfect time, makes a pink, sweet applesauce with no extra sugar.  For fun, you can compare last year's photos with this year's photos by clicking here:  Apple Picking 2011.  Last year, Sophia wasn't walking yet, and sat in her stroller the whole time, wailing...thus no pictures of her!  This year, though, she helped us out!!

(To enlarge the collage, just click on it!)


1 comment:

Bethany Hissong said...

I'm so glad I read your post because now I know what kind of apple to look for! That's a lot of applesauce! It looks like Sophia has progressed so much in just a year-- it is probably because she is in your loving home and has the best care now!