Making apple pie

Dear Diary,

Adam:  Autumn seems to be the busiest time of the year around here.  The fruit and produce all conspire to ripen at the same time and we have to stay focused to get all the processing of the food done so nothing is wasted.  Spring and summer this year were bleak and rainy with most days having cloudy, grey skies and very little sunshine.  These conditions, coupled with the frequent strong winds, produced harsh conditions on the orchard and all the fruit trees suffered. Even so, we did get some apples.

Angelo:  Now comes the real work.  Because there is so much to do, even we dolls help out.

"I'm putting the jars into the water bath."
"My job is to peel and core the apples.  Luckily, I have this handy gadget to do most of the work."
Angelo:  I like the feeling I get when we've finished and have something to show for it.  We are a self-reliant household and take pride when we make our own food.
"Here we are with the final product."

Next comes the pie.

And, now the best part - the eating.


  1. You were very busy, boys! I love that apple peeling machine, it looks like fun.
    That pie looks so good I almost can smell it. Too bad it's so far away.

  2. All that hard work paid off ! Now you have all those lovely jars and even a delicious Apple pie to eat as reward.
    Lucky you have such fine helpers. Well done in achieving such a nice stash of Apples.

  3. You have all been busy bees! I'm pleased that some fruit was harvested in spite of your sun-starved summer. The apple pie looks delicious and I'm inspired to bake one too. Good work boys!

  4. Well done everyone!! I like to avoid the kitchen at all costs...and as for making a pie.....I let the supermarket do it for me :)


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