Monday, November 2, 2015

Apple Butter Boiling

Made with apples and sugar. 
1) Peel the apples

Mom-Dad-Terry- Eric
2) Core and cut apples into eighths.
  Joy-Aunt Rosie-Emily-Brenda-Meg-Pam 

3) Wash apples

4) 5:30 a.m. start the fire  and put the first apples 
in the kettle with a little water. Continue to add 9 bushels of apples.
Dad and Laban
5) Stir the kettle all day. This of course is the most important task.
 Add sugar (30 pounds) once the apples are all cooked up.

 Someone is distracting the stirrer.
Rebecca and Abe
 Socializing is an important ingredient.

6) Cook another 3-4 hours until the right consistency.
Dad and Aunt Ruthie 
7) Add oil of cloves and cinnamon right before the 
apple butter is taken out of the kettle.

 8) Fill jars with apple butter and 
place lids on top and screw rings on.
Brenda, Rebecca, Aunt Ruthie and Uncle Joe 

Here are the games that were played throughout the day. 
Tug of war

Corn Hole

Volley Ball

 We were also entertained with some rocket launching.

A hard days work.
 I don't think Autumn is sleeping, she has a little smirk on her face.

Heatwole Apple Butter

My Uncle Willard Heatwole's family
 made apple butter a week after us.   
They made a cider/applesauce  apple butter. 

A completely different taste of apple butter than ours but also good. Here is their recipe.
 Heatwoles started their fire at 1:30am.

Heatwole on left       Cline on right
cider and applesauce                  apples only

 This weekend we were delighted to have Ransford and Chris Heatwole stay in our home for the weekend.  Chris is not only married to my first cousin but she is a close friend who roomed with me during Bible college.  We always have a ball when we are together.

Their daughter and son-in-law also stayed with us.

Here are two slates I painted.
When Life gives you scraps...$45.00 

If you are interested in buying one of these 
 contact me  at  the size is 20" x 9 1/2".

Quilts are like friends....$45.00 SOLD

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