Shades of Ireland

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Missed Photo Op!!

A friend and I took our kids and headed to the apple orchard this morning. The owner is a dear friend who has patiently waited for me to get the fair out of the way and cattle sold before calling to tell me that I HAD to come soon or the apples would be too far gone.

This morning, we pressed about 11 gallons of juice. I brought home a couple of buckets of apples to make pie filling and sauce out of.  We also brought home all of the "mash" from the press to give to the chickens as a treat.

I forgot to take my camera!!


  1. I am fascinated by the fact that the apples would be too far gone shortly, and it only August 8. Are they always this early in your neck of the woods?

  2. I think that they are about 2 weeks early this year.... maybe a little more. We usually do it just as kids are getting back into the swing of school. The apples were a bit small because of the drought but he said that he did not have much trouble with insect pests this year.....