An Apple Bird? :P -- An Apple Thread, Post your pix!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SterlingAcres, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    So, Jack (our neighbor) has a small orchard. He's been saying for weeks to come pick his apples. Today, my sister in law and I took the kids over. I can't say I've climbed a tree in the last 10 years of my life, but I had to shake the apples down some how. Now... When you bring home a GIANT laundry hamper full... What do you do with them all?

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    You can take a few minutes to peel a few and bake some yummy, flakey, sweet pies...

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    But then you have this little bird following you around for treats of baked apple all afternoon...

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    Seriously though, beside apple sauce, what do I do with a metric ton of apples? As far as I know, they're a mix of Granny Smith, a small tart apple and something Jack called a 'winter' apple. I mixed them to make the pies and they came out decent. Declan LOVED them. Obviously. [​IMG]
     
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  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Adorable!! Make the Crock Pot Apple Butter that someone listed on here...it's delicious!!!
     
  3. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    im planning on canning sliced apples so they are ready for pie, etc later on. And applesauce too. I wish my apple trees had apples that nice, I will have to buy them this year.

    the smaller red stripey ones look like MacIntosh or Cortland. Excellent for baking.
     
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  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Today, we made super chunky cinnamon apple sauce [​IMG]

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    Sadly, we haven't even made a dent in the hamperfull... but thankfully, I'm not appled out yet! [​IMG]

    What do you make with apples? Post your pix!!! [​IMG] Maybe a mod should move this to the recipe section? I posted here since it was about my son too.
     
  5. CottageChicken22

    CottageChicken22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] awsome!
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Well don't be rude! Give some to the chooks! [​IMG] I'm sure they would looooooove them. [​IMG]
     
  7. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:Two days in a row, I've taken out all the apple peels and cores. Now they wait for me by the run's door to see what I 'may' be carrying. [​IMG]
     
  8. Year of the Rooster

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    Quote:Two days in a row, I've taken out all the apple peels and cores. Now they wait for me by the run's door to see what I 'may' be carrying. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Weeeeelllll...... there is always composting [​IMG] and I think my mom has a recipe that she uses apples with. It had something to do with either pork and/or yams.....

    ETA: Just thought of this.. you could find someone who makes apple cidar or you could make your own! My mom knows a friend that takes her apples to an Amish place and they make the cidar for her. AND it is delicious!!! We have some now and it tastes soooooo good.
     
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  9. eggdoc

    eggdoc New Egg

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    Composting! awesome, btw my chickens eat compost and the all the little grubs i find in it too!
     
  10. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Check out Scrambled Egg's apple butter recipe in the food section! I wish I had an apple tree or two. [​IMG]
     

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