My niece has apple trees in North Dakota so she graciously sent back apples for us. I made an apple crisp at the retreat…it was wonderful! Fall seems to be the best time for apple desserts. I still have a few more of those apples…so I may make another apple crisp or maybe a pie.
Crabapples at the house with the blue shutters.
The tree was loaded with crabapples. Years ago I would have been tempted to cook some up and hang the cooked apples in a bag and let the juice drip…perfect for some jelly. We rarely use jelly, I like it on pancakes or French toast…so one jar of jelly lasts us a long time.
The Maples were beautiful this year.
With the help of my other baby brother and my nephew we got the gate up on the other driveway. The mobile home that my niece and her husband used to live in was sold after she moved to North Dakota. It was moved out last week. They had to cut down a couple of trees, we will get them cut up and the brush hauled away this week. It seems lonely over that way…they were neighbors for about nine years. Even Chance misses them, all those little kids were happy to throw his ball. One time he even kidnapped a child…Jordan I think…the dog walked home and brought along a child. Luckily the dog and the child were safe and together.