Friday, October 1, 2010

October 1st! YYYAY!

Have I ever told you that besides yellow being my favourite colour, October is my favourite month of the year?!  It has started off absolutely GORGEOUS here, today!  It's a sunny, mild 78 w/a gentle breeze.  I've got the house all opened up and fans gently blowing.

Picked about one-third of my first crop of apples, SO excited!  We have lived here for three years now and when we moved in the tree was almost dead.  I convinced the landlords to not doze it down and let me have a go at it.  It took THREE YEARS but was so worth the wait as they are the most crisp and sweet that I have EVER grown!  They are the Delicious variety and although they would not have been my choice to plant, I'll certainly appreciate and love them fully.

As I type this, or as we speak in virtual terms *grin/wink*, I've got fried apples on the stove in my trusty cast iron skillet and yes, true to my Southern roots they ARE frying in bacon grease left over from this morning's breakfast, YUM! LOL!

I've also got the applebutter started, applesauce comes first :)  and now have to head to town tomorrow for more mason jars, *sigh*

Well, I'm off to do some more quilting while all the apples cook and, oh yes, I have a cobbler in the oven, too, the girls will LOVE that when they get home from school :)

Happy Friday everyone and mostly, HAPPIEST OF OCTOBERS TO YOU!!!  *happy dancing*


  1. We can't do 'sugary' baking and don't use much flour anymore (cuz of hubby) but I do love to make apple butter! MMMMM

  2. I use semolina flour when I can get and afford it, WOW! It helps, but I understand not being able to make a lot or having to make a lot of changes due to your hubby's diagnosis. Hope he's better, up and running, btw :) *HUGS* to you Tonya!

  3. Looks like you have a lot of fresh produce from your lucky!
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