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E-LEV-EN: children from 1984 to 2006

HOME-SCHOOL-ING: since 1990

DOWN-SYN-DROME: susie and gabe

GRAND-CHILD-REN: since 2010

FAITH-FUL-NESS: my steadfast rock, my biggest supporter, my leader, my friend, my love, my husband

Monday, October 12, 2009


Although we saw snow on Saturday, we were up in Michigan for Chet's game. It is a tradition here to celebrate the first snowfall with Christmas music. Last year, that didn't happen until the week of Thanksgiving. This is what we woke up to this morning. The camera just didn't catch the huge fluffly flakes falling down.

As you can see, besides the ten bags of apples we plan to process this afternoon, there are a lot more on the tree. They'll have to wait, right now we're listening to "O Come All Ye Faithful" and sipping hot cocoa!


Anonymous said...

Besides the lovely words, this photo is gorgeous!

Keelie said...

You have an apple tree in your yard?! HOw long have you had that? How do you make your applesauce and how much do you make? I used a food mill. This is my first year doing all this stuff, made spaghetti sauce and then applesauce both with the little food mill I'd bought. Curious what you do.

It's been cold here too and we had our first snowflakes Sunday, but nothing like you had!

Emily said...

Beautiful picture! I can't wait for snow. :)

Keithslady said...

Keelie, we have six! This one is right outside our door and we pick the apples right off the deck.

I use an apple-peeler-corer-slicer, fill my 16 qt. pot, add about 3 cups water, simmer until it's soft, add a cup or so of sugar, and can it. It's kind of fun when three of us are working together.

Keelie said...

You know, my friend does the same thing, and I have one of those devices, but I just thought it'd be more work...also, I always thought that the apples had to be perfectly round for it to do a good job. But if you process that many apples with it, I might have to go picking again and try it out!:) You can never have too much applesauce right?!:) The canning part truly is a lot of work compared to freezing. I don't have a family of how ever many you have at home so using my freezer makes more sense. Although it is filling up fast!