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Friday, December 4, 2009

Still Busy!

I have been on blogging hiatus but still busy like always.  I decided that I was going to run low on applesauce so I contacted a local orchard and they still had lots of apples. Silly me.

I bought 5 boxes of apples and proceeded to make 98 more jars of sauce. At least now I have something else to add to my homemade Xmas gifts besided just jelly.

They were nice apples and I really like that they were grown semi-locally, about an hour away. I used Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Granny Smith. Only one Granny Smith to four of the others. I think it turned out well enough.

The staging area for cooling jars was my mudroom. It was hard to not share some every time someone came by. I suppose that is what I made it for.

And finally the funny shot of the day, my Cat in a Hat! Seems old Rusty liked napping in my birthday sombrero. Go figure.


  1. Heather,
    Wow 98 jars, you better be giving those away! It takes us 3 months to eat a single jar here. Shame you did not make apple butter!

  2. You are amazing!
    I throw applesauce in everything now, it makes great muffins and pancakes and less fattening that way!

    Your cat in the hat is adorable. Looks cozy!


  3. WOW! I am in awe over your beautiful jars of applesauce!

    Love the kitty pic, too!

  4. I'm impressed! 98 jars of applesauce is no small feat. The lined up jars look delicious.

  5. oh that must of took you a long time!
    so impressed. Your recipents will be so lucky.

  6. You rock! 98 jars of fresh applesauce...Impressive. I love it!

  7. Well, I guess you're not low on applesauce anymore. Love the cat in the hat photo. And thanks for the update ... onward with your business.

  8. Your pantry room must be overflowing! Your cat in the hat is too cute.

  9. He looks very comfy in the hat!

    That's a beautiful amount of applesauce. The mixes sound good. Lovely to share and keep!

  10. Yum!!! You are a very good friend/gift-giver!
    Cute kitty :)

  11. Heather, your applesauce looks 'delicious'! and why is it that cats and kittens always make me laugh/smile?

    Amazing herd of goats. My love of goats today happens to be 'cheese'... when I was younger we had their milk. One not so fond moment was as a little girl: my cousins and I were playing outside at my grandmother's house; at the end of a walkway Cousin Ellie leaned over and the Billie came charging. She was fine, but taught us a lesson while being around them. ;)

  12. I'm amazed you don't have time to blog, Heather, I mean with all the sitting around you do....LOL Kidding, of course! Your mud room "landscape" of apple sauce is as appealing as any outdoor setting. Way to go, girl. I envy your network of friends, this Christmas!

    Is it cold, or what? I hope you and yours are staying warm.

  13. That is an amazing amount of applesauce!! Good for you.
    Love the cat in the hat.

  14. Heather! If I could, I'd give you a medal! You are such a hardworking person! I am a lazy brat in comparison with you.

  15. That's a lot of sauce!

    Love that kitty sleepping in that perfect bed!

  16. Wow, I was impressed when I made 8 jars of applesauce. 98? I guess you'll have a few to give away. I guess we've both been a bit busy lately. Here's to a nice winter break!

  17. did you peel all those apples by yourself the old fashioned way, or do you have a nifty peeler-corer?


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