Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Apples and Sewing

We stopped in Hendersonville, NC and bought five bushels (10-1/2 bushel bags) of apples on our way home from Pigeon Forge. So my evenings have been spent doing apples. My goal has been to do a 1/2 bushel (1 bag) most evenings and so far it's working well. I'm sure there are faster ways to accomplish this but this goal is attainable and not too overwhelming. 8 bags down, 2 to go!

I've been making applesauce, apple butter, dried apples and will also freeze some apples for pies and apple crisps. I think I'm done with apple sauce now; I have over 40 quart. We love homemade applesauce and eat a lot of it!

I've spent an hour or two each morning working on a big Etsy order--5 of these Christmas gift sets. They are packed and ready to ship off today-- I didn't get a picture of them before I boxed them up. But my sewing room looks like this...

Etsy by day; apples by night!

Housework beyond clean dishes, laundry and cooking hasn't been my top priority during this season as you can see. I'll get back to it soon! Starting to drive me a bit crazy as I really like things in order.

Our fall seasons are always jam-packed and super busy. This year is no exception!

What have you been up to?


thehomespunheart said...

We missed going to the orchard this year, but it was very simplifying to just order the apples at our grocery store. I made over 55 quarts of applesauce, pie filling and a bunch for the freezer! Love apple season!

Now, we are in wrapping up the first trimester of school, preparing for a trip to Colorado and wrapping of gifts! I love this time of year!!!

Wendi said...

Wow! that is a lot of apples! I didn't do much with apples this year. I didn't feel like I had the time and am trying not to feel overwhelmed.

You are certainly keeping busy!