Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Apples, apples up on top. We will not let our apples drop!
















It wouldn't be summer at the Robertson's without marathon applesauce canning sessions. All the Robertson children know that if you're going to enjoy the applesauce, you better put in your hours picking, peeling, cutting, coring, and stirring. In fact, Andrea is planning a special trip just to come help later this week. Originally she was just going to visit for four days, but when she heard that we would be canning applesauce she extended her trip TWO more days. I think she saw how many apples are on the tree still.


10 comments:

Joanne said...

This sounds like soooo much fun!!! Let's do it again, tonight, and tomorrow night and ...and then the apples will be all picked! Thanks for your help!!!

Andrea said...

I didn't realize that being on my best behavior meant that I had to help can ;)

p.s. it's only a 1 day extension--I can only can so much!

Stefani M. said...

Wow! You guys are busy bees! That is one homemaking task I am afraid to try my hand at... mostly because if it doesn't work out right it would be a VERY expensive mistake, i.e. expensive canning equipment and/or expensive visits to the doctor if I *think* I did it right, but didn't quite kill all those nasty bugs. I think I'll stick to homemade birthday cakes. :)

Hey, isn't your birthday coming up... the 9th? I'm sure I will forget because my children have drained my brain, so in case that happens, here's an early "Happy Birthday."

Jocelyn said...

Mom, I just talked to Dad and he doesn't want to can apples tonight. I think we wore him out.

Andrea, we drafted a list of what "best behavior" means during FHE last night. j/k See you tomorrow! Yay!!!

Stefani, I know what you mean. My mom says that its probably more cost effective to buy your canned food. But we LOOOOOOVE our applesauce. Thanks for remembering my birthday! Yes it's coming up next month (Do you remember the dancing birthday elephants! That was a LOOOONG time ago!)

Stefani M. said...

You forgot "in your backyard."

Jocelyn said...

Haha! Good memory. :D

Grammyzanne said...

That's a big project - but the product is certainly worth the work. I remember coming home from a farmer's market in Madison, Wisconsin with 4 1/2 bushels of apples. Jenny may have been 3 and Janet 1. Richard and I got it down to a routine that went pretty quickly. An apple corer and a thimble were essential equipment. (We pushed the apple corer through the apple and then popped it on a thimble to get the corer all the way through the apple.) We sure had some good applesauce and apple butter. Haven't had a good source of apples since.

Jocelyn said...

For the record, Andrea has been on excellent behavior, so far. She still has a few more days to go and a whole lot more apples to peel.

Sarah said...

So this is totally off the point, but how did u get such a nice image from Facebook? (I want to print out everyone's comments about the baby for his book.)

Jocelyn said...

Sarah - I used the magic "print screen" key then pasted it into paint. Saved the image then uploaded it to blogger. I can show you next week when I visit. :)