Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dried Apples

It's apple harvesting time here in Connecticut. We have these wonderful old heirloom apple trees on our farm, with these small apples, charming, but what to do with them? Usually, we leave them for the deer. But this year with a huge amount of apples, I had a brainstorm, lets dry them and use them for decorating.

This is such a beautiful time of the year here in NE, warm dry days and cool nights, and the leaves are just starting to turn, its a pleasure to be outside picking up apples.

You can see our sheltie Lucy is very attentive to possible accidental drops. Here I am cutting the apples into slices for the dehydrator.

Here is the final result. I strung the apples on linen carpet line, made them 4' long with about 3' of apples. I also dried some apples whole. It takes a lot longer, but the results are pretty great, see below.

If you'd like to buy some of these, you can go to my website,
Thanks for looking, see you next week!

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