As much as I love our two ancient apple trees, we always have a bountiful crop and there's no way that we can use them all. I freeze them, use them for cakes and desserts, grate them into bread dough and sauces. And we're always giving them away to friends and family. But most of them usually end up here...in the garden refuse container. And every fortnight we have three bins full! :(
This year I'm putting the windfall apples around our bushes and trees as a kind of compost. It'll give them lots of nourishment during the winter and - cross your fingers - maybe keep the weeds/grass at bay?
I also invited DD9's class to come "på æblerov" ('pinch' or 'steal' our apples). They were here this morning and we had great fun. I shook the trees - while they stood well back to avoid being hit! - and it literally rained with apples. They also climbed up the trees and used brooms, rakes flag poles to get them all down...
|They're going to weigh them back at school.|
Don't forget to post your own pounds on the Super Fling Boogie Meter! ;D
Hooray! I get rid of my 'clutter' and everybody wins! And we still have a few left on the trees. For us. For the birds. And for our squirrels...
I'm off to make crockpot apple sauce. Have a marvelous Monday! :)