The weather was too nasty on our deck for canning today so I moved the operation inside.
I wasn’t too concerned about making a mess on the deck yesterday but today I took extra precautions. It’s harder to hose down the kitchen.
I like my applesauce au naturale and thick – no sugar added. The only water that gets in is what is absorbed when the apples are boiled.
I call it “stand-up” applesauce because you can (almost) stand a fork up in it. hahaha – well, at least it doesn’t run all over the plate.
I like to mix green and red apples together for my applesauce. That makes sauce that is a little tart and just sweet enough. The sauce picks up some of the red color from the skin. I think it is purdy in the sauce. Sometimes I mix it in, sometimes I just leave it swirled.
I think I got about 32 pints and 15 quarts. There’s more apples on the tree but I feel like leaving those for bear bait. 🙂
The sky was overcast today even when it wasn’t raining. So the Alsea River was dark when the bright, white, wing caught my eye. I didn’t see that this was a bird until I took a picture of it.
I thought it was a white float at first but it wasn’t moving with the current. Then it went under the surface and in another minute came back up.
That’s when I got the camera out. That eye is a dead giveaway for identification of the Common Goldeneye.