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Apples, Apples, Apples

September 16th, 2015 at 10:35 am

We have a tremendous apple yield again. Last year, not so much, but this is probably the same as we had two years ago when our tree yielded so well.

Last time we had so many apples, an Amish neighbor pressed them into cider for us. DW stopped by yesterday, and he said he wouldn't be ready to press them for another week.

DW has already canned several quarts of sauce. But, we don't go through a ton of sauce. We do go through a ton of fruit juice, though. The boys drink a lot of juice.

My mom has a friend that has quite a few apple trees. He gave us permission to pick apples at his place. All the trees in the area are just loaded.

I think we had 11 gallons made two years ago, and I can't remember how long they lasted us. Most of the year, anyway. We usually water juice down by half when we give it to the boys.

Any way, the cider from our apples will help us save on purchased juices for a lot of the next year.

3 Responses to “Apples, Apples, Apples”

  1. snafu Says:

    How wonderful to have fresh from the trees apples! We were taught to wrap apples individually in large squares of newspaper, boxed and stored in the cool, dry basement.

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    I love fresh apple cider this time of year.

  3. SecretarySaving Says:

    I am now all of a sudden craving apple pie!

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