and a hug around the neck!
Last month, Grandmaw let us know that Uncle Keith had an apple tree with apples free for the picking. The kids and I made a trip to his property and got what we could reach. Kent came back with us to get the rest.
He had a very busy few weeks and we had to go after work. The bed of the truck served as a make shift ladder and we relieved the tree of it's fruit.
Mary Claire was a bit short to reach the apples but she gave Minnie Mouse a grand tour.
Henry picked up apples that didn't make it into the crate and placed them in it. He also found time to pose for a few pictures.
When the kids and I picked apples the first time we gathered about half a crate. Kent helped us gather twice as many apples in half the time.
Over the next week Madisyn and I washed, peeled, cored and sliced all the apples.
Then we laid them out on the dehydrator and made one of our family's favorite snacks. I wish I could say the 8 gallon bags would last a long time but we'll be luck to have any left come spring.