Posts By Celly

Picking Apples from my Neighbors Yard

The apples on my neighbor’s tree are starting to get quite big. Don’t worry about the holes. They’ll get picked out when we process them in a month or so!

Have you ever picked free apples from a neighbor’s yard? I just love these “trespass fruits” – but we always ask first, so we’re not really trespassing. We’re just taking advantage of the bounty all around us. It will go into applesauce, apple pie filling, dried apples and perhaps a bit of apple cider. Applesauce is super easy to make and it’s soooooo much better than storebought, dontchathink?

I found a great site that has info on apple picking – it’s one of my favorites for putting things away for the winter. The site is a bit, well, dated. But the information is really really good. I visit it often to find out how to can or dry or where to pick something.

Here is the unidentified breed of apple growing:

Apple Picking


We think it might be a Gravenstein or just a plain old yellow delicious. What do you think?