We had a lovely break from our rainy weather, which made our annual apple picking and pressing day a wonderful, fun event. I'm sure it would've been fun in the clouds and rain but, oh, did that sun feel great. We have not seen nearly enough of it this summer and fall - at least to my thinking.
Most of the trees in our area are loaded this year which caused us to picked a record amount of apples- we just didn't know when to stop!
We canned all the juice the next day, because none of us have room in our freezers. And our total canned jars was...are you ready?
178 quarts of juice- up from 133 last year!!
It's a new record for us. And because of all the different varieties we found, the juice is exceptionally good, too.
It's so great to have fun, enjoy nature, spend time with people you love and produce something, too!
And I'm going to be remembering "Apple Day" every time we open a jar this winter...ahhh.