As expected, the deer ate all of the apples in easy reach, and since our trees are dwarfs, that was really a lot of apples. Deer can’t climb ladders though, and there are more left in the upper branches than we know what to do with.
Two evenings ago, Sparks picked a crate full of them and ran them through the peeler-corer-slicer. I made two pies, and he filled up the dehydrator with slices. I want to try making applesauce this weekend, too… my mother and aunt always made applesauce that was so much better than any store-bought kind. I hope mine will be as good.
As for the seasons–the heat has broken! There isn’t a high temperature that begins with an 8 or 9 in the whole ten-day forecast. Today is overcast, rainy, and with a wind that is hooting and moaning in the trees. A day ago I was rolling my eyes at people who are getting excited about Halloween already, but now I am there. I feel you.
Halloween will be extra-special this year, because right around then we’ll find out if we’re having a pink pie or a blue pie, in March. I can’t wait!