04 September 2009


My little crabapple tree yielded a 5 gallon bucket of apples! Time to make Lisa's Crabby-Apple Jelly!

Not to mention Wild Plum Jelly! (Though they're still a little under-ripe.)

My dad bought me two little crab apple trees about 10 years ago and they just started bearing fruit about 3 years ago. I was so surprised at that first crop! They are a nice way to remember him since he passed away a few years ago.

It's fun to have jelly-making to look forward to, since the vegetable garden is pretty much done for the year. I'll try to work on that Monday, on my day off. Hopefully next year we'll have a chest freezer so I can freeze more vegetables and maybe even butcher some chickens.

Happy harvest all! =0)


  1. You should see my zucchini! They are going crazy! I had neglected the picking for a few days and they are GIGANTIC and they keep coming! I bet your crab apple tree was a sight to behold in the spring time! xopp

  2. Yup, I have quite a few quart bags of pureed zucchini in my freezer for winter zucchini bread. But I'm still getting some from the garden and plan to make some bread tomorrow. I also made a great zucchini cake the other day!