Sunday, October 6, 2013
Bushels of apples and picking up those little piggies
The box in the photo is exactly one bushel. I found out that the easiest way to measure is to pick them in 5-gallon buckets. 2 buckets=1 bushel.
This was quite a banner year for apples here, and I probably could still pick another 20 bushels from our property, but it gets a little difficult when you get all the low-hanging apples from the close and easy trees, and then have to venture into the weedy, goldenrod-infested wild territory.
So we made $50 for easy pickins, and then I spent $20 of that in their store before I left.
I did, at least, find out that our wild apples are not all that wild, and at least some of them are probably Northern Spy apples.
I also cooked up my first batch of homemade apple butter, and am quite proud of the results! Yum!
Next weekend we pick up those baby pigs from the last post. More pics to follow!