….and a pile of peels, seeds and apple bits. The hens love this stuff!
Put the pot (this is our soup/cheese pot) on to a low simmer and season to taste. For 7 quarts, we used 1/4 cup raw cane sugar and almost a 1/4 cup white sugar. Then we added cinnamon & nutmeg. Perfect!
Fill up sterilized jars, top with sterilized lids, and process in a water bath canner – 15 minutes for pints and 20 minutes for quarts. Let cool on a rack and listen for the happy sound of jars sealing. If any don’t seal, put them in the fridge and eat soon.
We also dried plenty of apple slices. They make great portable treats for people and critters.
Pearl the Outback was pressed into service as a farm wagon yesterday for our feed store stock-up, since one of can’t drive the trailer-pulling rig (stick-shift) and the other isn’t recovered enough yet to drive one either. I love how much we can cram into this car!
Ryder is figuring out how to walk on a lead (he gets rewarded by going to fresh grazing) and he even came back from grazing loose and let me clip the lead on him while he had a nibble of grain. So far, so good!