At a very kind family's orchard, up in Turtle Lake.
A gal fondly known among the Tree of Life Homeschool group
"Sandy Apple Lady"
We packed up early Tuesday morning, Sept 29th and drove out to the Huebner's in Hudson.
Hopped in their van, you and Scarlett rode back of the bus and played dollies and who knows what but lots of giggles and gaggles were had. You have come to be comfortable friends. Maya drew two beautiful pictures of me. One of you and I. Maggie took to your "find the treasure" book. Heidi and I left to face the realities of life.
I'm not sure how many vessels worth we picked but you were right there in the mix picking along side me most of the time.
are what we harvested
and none of their apples have been sprayed or tampered with in any way shape or form
what a gift!
This generous Sandy Apple Lady only asked for a donation. They inherited the orchard with the purchase of their land but do not care to the apple trees. I wonder about talking with her to see if a few of us could be trained in pruning the trees and spend a few days up there over the season to care for them in exchange for a harvest.
So today, we made apple cinnamon pancakes thanks to the Huebner gal inspiration.
You grated the apple down to your finger. First experience shaving off a bit of your skin. No warning will ever do it.
The pancakes were yummy. And so were my curry fried potatoes, cauli and red pepper. We didn't eat lunch til 2 but it was a down day and we made the most of it.
The apples have been sorted and we have your dad's keg-orator and one full drawer in the fridge packed with apples to last us through a few months. Two other bags worth of apples to make into sauce. God help me!