Thursday, August 29, 2013

Crab Apple Trees

Now this is exciting! I have been patiently waiting... and I mean patiently...seriously for years for my two cute little apple trees to produce some fruit. 2010 I pruned off all the small fruit to help the energy go towards the tree growing, 2011 we had a flood scare and I was just too busy to notice, and 2012 no fruit. But this year... look at these glorious apples!!   

My two little helpers and I wheeled out a little wagon and started picking! It was one of the best summer evenings I've had this year, enjoying being outside together and knowing that we grew something in our own little 2.5 acres. It also took me back to a vivid memory I have from growing up on our family farm where my grandma had several crab apple and plum trees; and, how exciting it was that "the men" would help with the picking. Somehow my grandpa, dad and hired help mustered up enough energy after a day in the fields to help with the ladders to fill our many wire baskets up. Maybe they knew the reward of jam and jellies was worth their time!

Well, not only did I get to slightly re-enact a bit my childhood memory with my kids, but I got a bowl full apples. Aren't they pretty!! We rushed them into the house, washed, peeled and cored them.. and quickly turned them into Apple Crisp.

We have lots of apples left, and are looking forward to making more:

What's your favourite Crab Apple recipe?! Please send me a note or leave a comment. I'd love to hear from you!


  1. Hi Alison,
    It is good to see you! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipes with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have had a great weekend and have a fabulous week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

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