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.|