Monday, October 03, 2011

Apples, Pears, & Crab Apples Harvest


A day of foraging.
It's apple pressing season. We were out collecting apples yesterday. We also came across a nice pear tree (got about 100  pounds) and some crab apple trees. After picking about 80 pounds of crab apples it didn't even look like we had make a dent on the trees.
Cooking down crab apples to make jam.
Notice the hard rolls in the back ground. We forage in the wild as well as anywhere else.


When we came across 150 dozen day old rolls for free we gathered those up too.
Pickled crab apples. This is their natural color. Yum! Yum!
We are drying these so we can store them for the winter to feed our animals. This is what's left after sharing dozens of dozens with friends, making croutons, garlic bread, toast, mini pizzas, dog food, etc.
 



This is the first time we have pickled crab apples and they are beautiful. Can't wait to taste them as I have fond memories of my aunt's pickled crab apples.

We'll be pressing apples this afternoon with a young man and his dad who have been on a number of our wild edible hikes.

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