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Old 01-20-2008, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Maine
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YES She did sing that one!! LOL And "The Indian Love Song" ya know, the one that goes,... "When I'm calling You-oo-o-ooo. My Mum would be 86 if she were with us. I think you're more the age of my DH. '37
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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1940 so close;

your mom and mine would be contemporaries and she loved those songs and I can still hear her singing them. She also loved all the old movie songs.
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Old 01-21-2008, 03:56 AM
 
Location: Maine
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There are four pecks in a bushel. A peck is 10.5 to 12 pounds. A bushel is 42 to 48 pounds. From a bushel of apples you can make 15-18 quarts of canned applesauce. Canning applesauce is simple and doesn't require a pressure canner. The jars are water bathed. Or, 30-36 quarts of frozen sauce. Or, 10 to 12 quarts of juice.

Elston, the sign would be PYO which stands for Pick Your Own. We have PYO farms here. They're so popular schools take bus loads of kids, senior clubs get together and go and businesses hold meetings in farms with meeting facilities and make apple picking a co-worker event. PYO pumpkins are also very popular.
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:22 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Presque Isle High School has a PYO orchard and a rather nice roadside produce stand from their school farm. Their orchard is the only place close you can get the Honeycrisp apples fresh from the tree up here.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Maine
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There are four pecks in a bushel. A peck is 10.5 to 12 pounds. A bushel is 42 to 48 pounds. From a bushel of apples you can make 15-18 quarts of canned applesauce. Canning applesauce is simple and doesn't require a pressure canner. The jars are water bathed. Or, 30-36 quarts of frozen sauce. Or, 10 to 12 quarts of juice.

Elston, the sign would be PYO which stands for Pick Your Own. We have PYO farms here. They're so popular schools take bus loads of kids, senior clubs get together and go and businesses hold meetings in farms with meeting facilities and make apple picking a co-worker event. PYO pumpkins are also very popular.
Thank You MaineWriter! I also do the PYO Strawberries.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Maine
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It will be so nice to be able to PYO! Maybe my kids will quit asking me how Walmart makes apples!
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Oh El!!! Your girls will love it, the trees are so full and easy to reach. They get an experience they always remember. It's such a simple, fun thing to do with kids. And then you bring home apples to cook with.
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod, MA
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Oh El!!! Your girls will love it, the trees are so full and easy to reach. They get an experience they always remember. It's such a simple, fun thing to do with kids. And then you bring home apples to cook with.
It is fun! I love to see the kids out there all cute picking. At the end of the season (or if there's hail or some damage) you can get a lot for next to nuthin, then I go to the little farm and feed my boyfriend Dobbie the Donkey.

I didn't know you could freeze apples.

Kinda off topic some more...the organic Fuji apples are yummy. mmmm
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Maine
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So what do you do with frozen apples? My kids always just eat them fresh. I can't imagine having that many apples at one time!
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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A Tip:
When you come back with your bags of apples fresh from the orchard....put them in a sink or tub of ice cold water immediately to chill them and get the warmth of the sun out of them and then drain them and store them in the "crisper" drawer in your fridge for eating out of hand. They keep their crisp "snap" a lot longer if they are kept cold....other wise if you picked alot and aren't freezing or canning them....they get pretty soft pretty fast.
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