I can't tell you how delicious they are! But we will certainly not be able to eat them all, and even with giving lots away, I had to get to some canning.
First up, some Apple Mint Jelly, using the recipe from Canning For A New Generation. We eat lots of lamb, living here in sheep country, so this is something we always need in the pantry.
Gotta love a recipe where there is no peeling or coring, just chop and throw it all in! Mind you, there was a lot of waiting for it to drip through the jelly bag.
Next, some apple pie filling, using this recipe - Spiced Apple Pie Filling.
There was too much of this for the canning jars I had, so the leftover was used for apple crumble for dessert. Yum!
And around the farm, the first project is complete! Yay!
Hubby and the boys constructed some compost bays against the old tin shed as the first part of the new garden design.
The best part was we didn't have to buy a thing. The timber siding was some of the cypress timber that we milled earlier in the year, the tin and the gate were leftover from the old shearing shed that was pulled down and the fence posts were from a pile we collected a few years ago from a property that were replacing their fences. Knew we would need them one day!
I'm very excited that we are finally starting!
Hopefully this little farm will be very productive for us.
Hope you had a lovely weekend. It is a public holiday here today, so our weekend is extending a bit!
And any links to apple canning recipes gratefully accepted!