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Old 09-07-2009, 08:44 PM
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Well I have 2 apple trees in my yard a Golden Delicious and a Red Delicious. We talked about doing applesauce, but really have never done it before. So a good friend said to bring the apples over and we will make applesauce. He had a ton to do and has been doing it for years. So I spent about 12 hours learning to make applesauce and actually doing it. My one tree netted 67 Quarts! 67!!! That is a BIG mason jar. Total cost for them was next to nothing since my friend has HUNDREDS of mason jars. I picked up some lid seals for less the $20.00 for a ton and then there was the sugar, apple juice to help boil and cinnamon. Together we made 156 Quarts of applesauce!

Next week... Pickles and Apple Crisps in the dehydrator!

There is something so cool about making all the applesauce from your own tree!!! We are going to be planning out some new gardens in the next year or so as well so we can produce a ton of the stuff we like...

What is awesome about making it yourself is you know exactly what is in it!
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That's alot of apple sauce. What are you going to do with it all?
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:20 PM
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That's alot of apple sauce. What are you going to do with it all?
Because we canned it all it has a shelf life of a year. I will also be giving some to a few relatives and local friends...

Next up... PICKLES!!!!
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You do not have a dog do you?
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:32 AM
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Not that can be 5 feet into the air...
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I still have a few pints of applesauce leftover from last year that I need to take care of before we go picking this week. I didn't bother canning anything this year; too darn busy. I may still pack a few jars of refrigerator pickles though.
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The good stuff goes into the root ball. It probably wouldn't hurt you too much anyway.
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