I am finally getting around to posting a little bit about our fall break, which has turned into a our annual Fredendall Fall Fun Fest! This year my brother decided it would be fun to make apple butter, lots of it, from a copper kettle. And why wouldn't that be fun? Hours of peeling apples, even more hours of stirring apples in the kettle, and working in an assembly line to get it all jarred up...what could be more fun than that?!? Actually, everyone had a great time, and we ended up with a ton of apple butter for us all to share and eat over the next few years. (Really, it was a lot of apple butter!) It was a great experience for the girls, and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day to spend outside taking turns stirring the pot. (I will note that I actually didn't do any of the above said work. I watched and photographed.) So, thanks Trent! It was a great idea, and I hope you are enjoying your apple butter. Preparing the apples, getting them ready to cook. (If you can't tell by this and every other picture of my brother on the blog, he absolutely LOVES it when I take his picture...not so much. Every time he sees my camera, I get the look of death. However, being the persistent individual that I am, I am going to continue taking his photo because I am the older sister, and I know best.) Moving on.. Taking turns stirring.