Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Thank Goodness for Free Food
I picked a bagful at my aunts. We filled the two smaller baskets in the photo from a tree in an abandoned lot down the street from our house. We harvested some more last night at Matt's brother's house and made a connection to harvest some more tomorrow from a really nice looking tree on my bicycle route to work.
Applesauce is one of the things that we can completely supply ourselves. I like that. We use it a lot in baking instead of oil, which I cannot produce at present. We still have 14 quarts of apple sauce and 3 quarts of apple pie filling left from last year at this point. While we made it through the year I think we'll still be upping the amount preserved so we can freely give them as gifts as well as eat to our heart's content. Also, Matt wants to make apple butter and lots, lots, lots more apple cider, too.
Thank goodness for free food. Money may not grow on trees, but food does....and in the end its pretty much the same thing.