here is our milker. we got three gallons yesterday. i look to see a bit more than that once rory settles in.
we got to pick the rest of the apples from my father-in-laws apple tree. so far we have only picked five buckets full. there are still three buckets still on the porch waiting for us this weekend.
today we canned twenty three or so quarts. my job was to operate the peeler-corer-slicer. i remember using one as a kid. it makes short work of a tedious job. tabitha filled the jars, ran the stove and canner.
toly helped. his job was to take a bite out of each apple and hand it to me. we are big on quality control around here.
this was tabitha's station. see the show canner? it holds fifteen quart jars and sits over two burners. it heats up pretty fast--so did the kitchen.
these canned apples look so tasty.
move bees 2 hives
can a mess of apples 23 quarts
fix milker switches
move baby sling hook at barn
fix drain by bees
- - bees still in the way
straw, water, jocelyn pen
- - tomorrow
fork waste hay by feeder into compost
- - need new pitch fork old one is broken