So now we are back at the house,
|dreaming of lazy summer days,|
|wishing we were at the ranch full time...|
But school has started. :(
When we bought the ranch we didn't even know that it had an apple orchard - that was a bonus. It has 15 apple trees and they are now in various stages of ripeness. So I've been busy making pies and applesauce. I guess I'll also try freezing apples for making pies this winter. I've been giving away as many apples as I can because I don't want them to go to waste. The deer are also enjoying them, as far as we can tell.
|Organic apples - not a blemish or a worm on any one of them.|
|I LOVE making pies - for me it's a very relaxing and creative activity.|
|I also have one plum tree, which yielded a most delicious batch of jam.|
I know many of you are also in that harvesting/processing mode as I have seen photos of the beautiful results on your blogs. I wish I could be a gardener - I just don't have a green thumb. So I feel fortunate that someone already planted the orchard before I got there, because one thing I CAN do is make something good to eat!