Today I finished up with the applesauce. I did it the old fashioned way, like my momma and her momma before her ... with the apple sauce sieve. There's just something about rolling that wooden pestle in the palm of your hand and watching the warm pulp of the apples drip to the bowl below ... sigh.
Total - 28 pints.
Today was also my fishing day ~ catching the gold fish and transferring them from the Black Lagoon (the big Rubbermaid stock tank that sits at the bottom of my waterfalls) and putting them in the aquarium in the house for over winter.
~ this pic is from early summer when I was working on it ... putting in plastic barrels cut in half for the waterfalls and before I had all the rocks set to camouflage the barrels ~
What a project that was! I had five gold fish in there and 25 frogs that decided to take up residency over the summer. I only had to catch seven of them today ... I've been trying to net a few out each day and was carrying them down to the pond to release them. But I think for everyone I caught and released it came back and brought along it's brother and sister to check out the new digs.
What a pain in the butt getting those buggers out of there. I think next year I'm going to have to set up some kind of netting or something. Last year I had that trouble too with the frogs moving in ... plus a half dozen mud turtles that decided to call the Black Lagoon home.
Oh well ... never a dull moment around here.
Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.