Some things I know about parenting. Not many, just some. One of those things is that kids love getting outside, collecting things, and eating them.
It’s still too busy around here. The family calendar is packed, and rather than settling in I feel like we’re just adding more on. We didn’t have time to go apple picking. But it was a gorgeous fall day, it was a weekend, and like many moms, I love family memories tied to seasons and holidays. So off we went to go apple picking.
We went to Jones Creek Farms in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. We were greeted with hot apple cider and a well-loved map. There weren’t too many other people there, which is always appreciated. We went right to work with high hopes – but we lasted about half a row. We still brought home a respectable 10 pounds, which my twins were very proud of.
I’ve been itching to can something so I ended up making some homemade apple butter in the slow cooker. The canning part was intimidating but actually pretty comprehensible, mainly thanks to indepth research on Youtube. It’s so rewarding to have homemade apple butter to give to my family and for holiday gifts. Mommy high-five for sure.
Going apple picking was fun for everyone and making something with the apples was a great feeling for me. I’ll look forward to doing it again soon.
My kids probably liked the tire swing and this seesaw as much as the apple picking.
Our 10 pounds:
My homemade apple butter! I love the pattern on these jars.
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