The problem with picking the apples early was that I already had a peck of peaches to prepare. (I know I know, it should be a lug. That wasn't as fun to work with). This week I canned peaches, made sweet rolls, peeled apples and froze them for pies. I made raspberry/chocolate jam and buffalo berry jam. I trimmed my parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, and chamomile for drying.
Out of that big pail of apples I got three bags for pie filling. The sweet rolls were a birthday present for a friend's 40th party. I haven't baked all summer due to the heat, so I must say it felt good to bake on a cool fall day. The house smelled of apples and bread. Is that fall or what?
Then to top off our day the beekeeper came by. I was excited to find out if the hives were healthy and how much honey they had produced. He said the bees were healthy and they must be happy because he figures there was about 150 pounds of honey. Below is a photo of one of the honeycombs.
It has been a fruitful fall for this family. I enjoy seeing what everyone else is doing with their harvest. Hope it was as productive a weekend for all of you.