Today I went out to our little apple tree. We planted it last year I believe, maybe the year before. We never expected to get apples this early, but this year I picked 3 heaping ice cream pails full of apples! There was only one bad apple in the bunch, which was awesome!
I borrowed my mom's apple peeler, corer, slicer. That thing sure makes life easier. I put 24 cups of apples in my freezer, and dehydrated a bunch more. Yum. I'm dreaming of hot apple pie in the middle of winter... :)
I also made 7 quarts of pickles. I think we should have plenty of pickles now. I still have some left from 2005! Yeah, we don't eat a lot of pickles. Though we really like the sliced pickles on burgers and sandwiches. I use Jobina's super easy recipe, and heat them in the microwave, since I've never tried it any other way. Works great.
So, tomorrow we head out to visit Keith's family. We'll be gone til September 7th I believe. So, if you don't hear from me for a while, I'm probably enjoying a ride on the combine with my husband, or baking and cooking in my mother-in-laws kitchen, or catching a bit more sleep while my kids enjoy their time with Grandma. Don't forget me while I'm gone! You'll want to check back for sure by the middle/end of September... I'm going to have some big news. Yup, you'd better come back!! You won't want to miss this!