|Gleaners picked the last of the 'Enterprise' apples still in the orchard today, for donation to the Cross Timbers Food Pantry.|
Our apples are great for drying as well as making pies, applesauce, apple butter, etc. Bill's dried about 160 lbs. of apples for our own use, as well as canning 72 quarts of apple juice and making lots of apple toppings and apple butter. These were all made from #3 apples, after cutting out the bad spots. Bill does apple processing almost every evening, while I do computer work such as updating this blog & our Facebookpage, sending and answering e-mails, bookkeeping, etc.
|These dried apple slices, or "apple chips", were dusted with a cinnamon-sugar mix before drying, and are a much healthier alternative to potato chips. Our kids love them.|
|Last weekend I planted 'Crimson Crisp' apple trees, which will ripen in early Sept.|