FRIDAY FRONTIER: APPLES 2 APPLES

APPLE AND APPLE I PHONE STICKER BARLEY DARTS 2018

 

We finally chose Ruby Frost and an iPhone 8.  Interestingly, both are high tech.  Decades upon decades of human research are invested in each of them.  They are survivors in a group of the “fittest” … for the moment.  On any given day, their rank may rise toward domination or fall to extinction.  Regardless, we played a part in it.  How?  We are consumers.

Now, some folks find it easy to be a consumer of just about anything, without question.  Then there are those who struggle with simple, everyday choices.  As older homesteaders, we often struggle.  Why?  We know that even simple choices have ripple effects.  In other words, you reap what you buy and sow or what you don’t.  Unfortunately, there is also the trickle-down effect, too.  Meaning, you may also reap the negatives of what others sow or don’t.  Poor choices often affect innocent others.

Alas, straddling the fence sometimes feels like the best choice.  That is until the fence is electrified.  Then you find out that even indifference has its own set of consequences.  And other times, opting out entirely is so very tempting…

THURSDAY THANKS: APPLES

 

Oh, how we love apples!

 

APPLES JEANS 2017 BARLEY DARTS

 

Apple slices.  Apple salad.  Apple slaw.  Apple salsa.  Apple chutney.  Apple kraut.  Apples candied.  Apples carameled.  Apple juice.  Apple cider.  Apple jelly.  Apple sauce.  Apple butter.  Apple butter fruit leather.  Apple baked.  Apple fried.  Apple bread.  Apple cake.  Apple dumplings.  Apple strudel.  Apple turnovers.  Apple fritters.  Apple crisp.  Apple pie.  Apple chips.  Apple pectin.  Apple cider vinegar.  And the list goes on…

 

What’s our favorite recipe?  Apple Scrap Sausage.

 

How do we make it?

 

We save our apple scraps in a pail.

 

There’s no need to wash or refrigerate them.

 

Next, we carry the pail a short distance.

 

We pour the apple scraps into…

 

The pig pen.  Wait 5 minutes.  Then just walk away.

 

Our apple-finished pork will be done in a couple weeks.

 

 

That’s All Folks…