What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Apple Cidering


Judah wants you to know that big kids aren't the ONLY ones who can climb the apple tree.

Poor Corynn got stung by a fruit wasp while picking apples.  This face was three days in- when the swelling had begun to subside.  (Poor girl.)  She isn't as anxious to help pick apples anymore. ( Poor me.)
I should like to remember the day when he was so small he had to REEEAACCHH to help. 



It seems strange we are eating watermelon and drinking apple cider at the same time.  Maybe this ISN'T strange- I have never had a successful enough watermelon crop to know for sure (until now) but it seems odd.  Almost like summer and fall are playing duck,duck,goose to see who is up next. 

Tomorrow is going to be almost 80 degrees and we are going to play hookie from school and visit the pumpkin patch.  Because- when an almost-80-degree day happens in October- you don't ignore it

11 comments:

Jill Foley said...

I'd love a glass of that cider.

I'm noticing all the red in these photos and thinking it would make a nice addition to my photo treasure hunt (red) link-up later today... : )

Mary P said...

Your cider looks soooo delicious. And hooray for skipping school if tomorrow is 80 degrees. We're down to the 50's so definitely no hookie from school here :-)

Leah T. said...

Love all the apple pics! Between your post and Quinn's I'm anxious for our apples to arrive. (We were able to order with the local Amish again this year!)

Did you get the email I sent a week or two ago? Just want to make sure you actually received it. I can resend it if I need to. :)

Rebecca said...

Jill- come on over! ;-)

Mary~ would you mind keeping those temps to yourself for a while longer? ;D

Leah- I did. Weird thing is I thought I wrote back... guess not! Oh well, a good excuse for a handwritten note!

Leah T. said...

No problem! I just wanted to make sure you'd actually received it. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Anna Yager said...

Wow, I want to know where you got that jar with the old-fashioned top and the spigot - I could use a couple of those. Your photos definitely bring back memories for me. Although I'm not going to be partaking in any cider making down here in Mexico my grandkids in Northern California still do, in the same place where their dad used to help us make cider.

Rebecca said...

I actually got that jar at a yard sale a few years ago. But I did see some at Target last summer! And I am sure they could be found on Amazon too. That is so sweet (about your grands)

Amber StepstoSave said...

My family loves apples! We can easily go through 10 pounds a week.

Looks like your family had a wonderful time picking the apples and making the cider!

mapleleafmom said...

my baby is a week older than your baby...how is yours climbing trees....do I want mine to climb trees????

awesome picture...

Rebecca said...

Amber- that sounds like us with bananas! Yes, we've had fun making cider SEVERAL times now- I really should so something like applesauce or I will lose my chance!

MLF- no. You don't! Trust me! :-)

Abigail said...

Oh, yum! I've been so thankful for the free fruit this year, too. Such bounty! Trees leaning down with food for us wherever we turn.