Monday, October 15, 2012

Apple pickin' time

This is Kansas. She's my apple picker helper today. A friend of mine will be doing apple cider this week, so I decided to go ahead and pick all the rest of my apples off the trees. The green ones are Granny Smith and the red ones are Yates. I love the Yates. It's a very old apple tree variety. So crispy and crunchy and juicy. Also makes great apple cider. Kansas is so tall she can almost reach up and just pick them off the tree.

I have about a bushel of the Yates apples in the fridge outside too. So I have a good 2 1/2 bushels to make cider. I'll go get a few more boxes from the apple orchard in Tn.

This is a huge apple that we are going to just EAT! You can see Kansas out the window reaching way up high for another apple.
And here she is getting down out of the Granny Smith tree.I love apples and picking them and making cider. And I love my little apple pickin' helper, Kansas, too. She will enjoy all this good cider this winter, along with her 2 older sister's Chloe and Coryn.

I hope y'all are able to get some nice apples this fall. I'd love to hear what y'all make or do with them. I want to dry some of these. They are SO good dried with some cinnamon sprinkled on them. Chloe loves them.

Happy apple pickin', y'all!


SweetLand Farm said...

Nope no success picking apples here. It was a terrible apple season. I had to buy some already picked this year. Didn't get pears or peaches either. Just didn't happen. Maybe next year!
But glad you had a good crop!

White Sheep Farm said...

To many cedars here to even grown them.
Yours look so yummy tho.
Have a great week.

Kris said...

This is the cedar capital of the world here. I think there are about 15 cedar trees right here on my property alone. And they are all over the place. They used to line our long driveway and we had all but one cut down. I need to get the rest cut down soon. But the apple trees do pretty good here. I have 6 more new apple trees. The trees we picked from are in the yard and are really old.

Kris said...

So sorry you didn't have a good apple year there. It was that way a few years ago. This is a good year here for apples. But up in Tn. they didn't do too well. Can't wait to make cider now!