Traci is already one of the best neighbors ever, accompanying me on walks and to yoga class, watching out for our dogs, offering energy work, and even digging through my recycling bin one morning this week when I had a panic attack on my way to work thinking my missing keys accidentally found their way there. Seriously. I’m that nuts and she’s that awesome.
And Traci happens to be the owner of said apple trees which she says have produced more fruit this year than in the eight previous years she’s lived there. Lucky for me, she graciously opened them up for picking. I can’t ever turn down an opportunity for free, beautiful, organic fruit!
Or a late afternoon spent picking with K-Bear, who got a total kick out of munching as she picked.
We took home quite a bounty and didn’t even put a dent in the tree! I shared some with family and made a big batch of apple sauce. I also made my first batch of apple butter; stay tuned for the super easy recipe. Hint: It’s Slow Cooker Savvy!
In the meantime, here’s to the late summer bounty of apples and good neighbors willing to share!
Do you go apple picking? What’s your favorite apple recipe?