working on the woodpile
The other project taking up my time has been canning applesauce. We have friends that have a small orchard. They are in the movie industry, so they are out of town right now down in LA and offered for us to come pick apples. We took them up on their offer and I've spent several days working on taking care of the apples.
This picture almost makes me tear up. Growing up my grandparents had several apple trees that I loved to climb. I'd grab the book I was currently reading, headout to their yard, climb a tree and get lost in my book. Those were great times. It was fun climbing in the branches of an apple tree again.
Mom lended her expertise and helped out for a day. It was such fun.
Our friends also have a pear tree, so I picked a few to dry. My wonderful friend, Wendy, introduced me to dried pears (which happen to be best when just barely dried). I can't wait to take these on my next hiking trip! So, this picture is for my friend Wendy, who happens to be in Russia for the next year. Wish you were home, my friend, so we could go on a hike and enjoy this treat! Making these made me miss you all the more!