The Old Folks Home

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wisher1000, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    time to start posting photos of my little buddy Aaron
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Thanks for the recipe.

    We made apple butter every autumn with the whole family and neighbors at the old homestead.
    It was a 2 day endeavor. I don't remember the numbers exactly so don't critique me. It seems like it was 30 bushels of apples and 50 lbs. of sugar.
    On Saturday, all the adults would sit around the harvest table with paring knives. I manned the hand crank peeler. By the end of the day all the apples were cut up by hand.
    Just before dawn on Sunday a big fire was built under the copper kettle. It was like this but much bigger.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Cop...401?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e8fc86f11
    I've never seen one like it since. I think one of my sisters has it.
    I still have the paddle to stir it. The paddle had to be manned constantly. If it wasn't stirred it would burn the copper ruining the kettle.
    By dusk we would have filled every crock and jar in the community with the most delicious treat and topped them off with wax.
    My aunt had the secret recipe and made everyone leave the house while she assembled the spices. They went into a bag and into the cauldron. As the apples boiled down we continued to add more.
    I remember the flavor so I think I can replicate the recipe. I ate apple butter bread several times a week for many months thereafter.
     
  3. chickisoup

    chickisoup one Blessed chicki Premium Member

    Hi everyone!
    wow, I missed a lot, again! Let's see, someone's going to be a grandma [​IMG], someone had a very, very, hard road with a very happy ending (Oz) [​IMG] , someone had a problem with pumpkin bottoms [​IMG], everyone's doing apple stuff, including the chickens [​IMG] and we are all being "trolled" by a baby Canadian [​IMG]. Oh. and Alaskan is plotting out her stealth coop![​IMG]

    does that cover it?????
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Couldn't agree more.

    I'm done here.
     
  5. aascvd01

    aascvd01 Out Of The Brooder

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    By Aaron do you mean me?
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    That covers it but I thought it was HIS stealth coop.
     
  7. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    our little oz is blossoming into an outlaw. I love it
     
  8. aascvd01

    aascvd01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the baby canadian Aronia?
     
  9. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    yep
     
  10. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Overrun With Chickens

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    LOL. Stealth coop... I just sort of had a mental picture of a shed painted in camouflage.

    Do the roosters wear silencers?

    Or, I suppose, you could just add it to a row of coops and hope somebody doesn't count very well.
     

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