Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Feeding The Horses

We have two little horse pastures behind our home.  If and when we move to a new place, it is one of the things that I will miss the most!  I love being able to look out my kitchen window while I'm cooking or doing dishes, and seeing the beautiful horses grazing or galloping just beyond my garden.  This week, we went down to help Nate's Grandma Vera pick some of the abundance of apples on her trees.  She is bottling apple pie filling, which is some of the best I've ever had.  (I still miss my mom's homemade apple pies, though...)

So, Nate climbed a ladder and picked apples, and Grandma Vera and I supervised from below!  There are still a ton of apples on the trees, even after Nate picked what seemed like hundreds of them.  The upside is since Nate picked them, we got to take some home with us!  I made apple chips in the dehydrator yesterday, but I still have a lot left.  Sylvia thinks we should make crock pot applesauce.

We saved a special bucket of wormy and bruised apples for the horses in the pasture behind the house.  They sure thought the apples were a treat!  The kiddos loved having the horses eat right out of their hands, and even Nate got in on the action.  It was a pretty fun Family Night activity.