First of all, just a brief mention about the new look! I want to thank Nellie over at Studiobollical for designing this fabulous layout for me. Finally I have something that is a bit more “me” and a bit less “premade layout.” Ha!
This past weekend, Josh and I took a weekend trip to visit Josh’s dad again. He is working on the apple orchards around where we recently moved away from so it was nice to go back and see everyone else, too. I even got to pop back in to my old job at the supermarket dairy and say hello to my friends who were working there.
Our little weekend trip had two main purposes, though. We had to do some shopping and we wanted applejuice.
The shopping for me was clothes. I bought a couple new outfits as well as two nice pairs of shoes which I so badly needed. For Josh, his goal was to purchase a basic set of plumbing tools being that he recently got hired by a plumbing firm here in our new town. I couldn’t believe how much tools cost but then again I suppose Josh was probably thinking the same thing about my shoes.
But this post is mainly about applejuice anyway. I’ll gloat about my pretty shoes another time.
I love going to stay with Pete (Josh’s dad) in his bus. It’s a huge bus that he converted into a house bus which he lives in and I always have such a great time. We stayed on the orchard with him for two nights and it was so peaceful there.
Oh, that’s our car by the way. It’s a Honda Ascot. I suppose it’s about time I showed it off. We’ve had it for a few months. We got it for a good deal from TradeMe which is basically the New Zealand eBay. I love it because it’s really reliable and it’s an automatic which means I can actually drive it even if I did have to get accustomed to driving on the other side of the road.
Most of the apples aren’t ready to eat yet especially the Tentation apples which are Josh’s favourite. However, most of the Eve apples are coming into season around now. If you’ve ever eaten an Eve apple, it came from this orchard or the same owner’s main orchard in the next town. They are the only places in the world that grow Eve apples. If you had one last year, there was a chance that Josh actually picked your apple. Pretty cool, huh?
There are a lot of apples on the ground right now that just aren’t going to be used for picking since they have fallen off the tree while the apple trees were thinned or they fell off naturally so they won’t ripen properly to be picked. So what better to do with them than to scoop up all the decent ones and make some applejuice? It was a beautiful day so all three of us gathered up the fallen apples and made applejuice from them!
I have never tasted anything more incredible than 100% fresh same day pure applejuice. It is so amazing. The only problem is that having one glass is like eating five apples which can actually give you quite a sore stomach or make you keep running to the toilet if you’re not careful.
We had so many apples that we got 8 huge bottles of applejuice!
What is something you’ve had that is so much better fresh?