We went back to the same orchard and then took the back roads home to take in the breathtaking fall colors. Absolutely glorious up here this time of year.
There comes a time when you have to trust your child with a sharp knife. Oldest desperately wanted to help chop apples for the apple crisp I was making. I decided she was ready and let her do it. I kept my eye on her and corrected her when needed. She chopped all 6 apples by herself! This is one proud mama!
Library day was a success this morning. I put in my order for the next book in the Twilight series and picked up 3 movies. I'll have something to watch while I peel and chop apples for more apple sauce, dried apples and apple chips.
I told myself that I wanted to have at least 20 quarts of applesauce and ended up with 23. Four quarts are already gone and if I want applesauce to eat in the Spring and Summer next year, I quickly realized I need to make more. The apple chips went fast and I have barely enough dried apples for another batch of cookies. I thought I'd better get more apples before the ones I like are gone.