Today was supposed to be a rainy nasty day and it turned out to be beautiful, so I went apple picking with Bethany. Adams Apple Orchard in Williston was doing pick your own apples for a decent price. I got a whole bushel for $26 (a bushel is 40lbs) and spent the rest of the day making apple sauce and apple pie filling. It was great, my mom came up to help and brought some stuff that I didn't have to make it easier.
At the end of the day, I came away with 11 quarts of homemade apple sauce, and 7 quarts of pie filling. I can't wait to do it next year, and to make some fruit jams and perhaps some pickles and relish!