The Orchard at Apolloson Acres

  (Lodi, Ohio)
An Apple a Day...
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Ahhh, the Morning Sunrise on a Farm!

It is mornings like this one that remind me how lucky I am to live on a farm!

We all know there are some mornings when you envy those who can sleep in and rise with the sun....or later! But waking up before dawn, stepping outside and letting that brisk, fall air touch your face, and catching a whiff of fresh hay makes these early mornings all worth it!

If your me, that 'whiff' includes also the smell of horses! My favorite! A scent I would bottle if I could. I am greeted by the hungry, anxious nickers of my horses and the obnoxious call of our miniature mule! It puts a smile on my face.

As I walk through to throw everyone their morning flakes of hay, I then catch a whiff of the ripening apples in the orchard! Ahhhhhh

I have the barn cats following me, hastily awaiting their breakfast, as if the mouse that was laying at the back door wasn't filling enough for them! [I constantly remind them to clean up after themselves and their midnight delights!]

By now, the sun is begining to rise and it is absolutely beautiful! It looks like cotton candy in the sky! If I was talented enough to take photographs of the skyline, I would post a daily blog simply on the sunrises we see at the farm!

As I finish up morning feed, I feel so bleesed to have the opportunity of caring for these animals. For having them be part of our family. And for all the pears I will be baking into butter tonight!

 
 

Apple Bread

Last night I decided to start my attempts at being creative with our apples!


I opted to take a stab at an apple bread recipe I have rather than try a second attempt at my canned apple pie filling, thinking it would take less time! At almost midnight I completed something that I started at 7pm! I might as well have canned!! Not to mention the cost of half of those fancy, schmancy ingredients you need when making bread! I'd have to charge $20 a loaf to make a profit from it! No worries on the 4 hours slaved in the kitchen!!


In any event, I must say, it looks scrumptious! I'll find today when I let my co-wokers taste-test if it was a success or not!
I'd love to post a picture in the blog, but for some reason, I am not able to....hmpf!
 
 

Ingredient: Apple!

It is this time of year that my husband & I find ourseleves trying to figure out ways to be creative with our apple crop. Indeed we do sell the apples, but there are always plenty that drop before we get them or don't look 'pretty' and so rather than see those go to waste, we like to cook with them.

There is always your apple sauce, apple butter and apple cider, but what other kinds of apple items would you be inclined to try and buy out at your local farmers market? We want to know!

Is it Canned Apple Pie Filling? Canned Cinnamon Apple Sundae Topping? Apple Crisp? Apple Bread?

 

 
 
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