New post on Daughter on Duty.
“Mama has a September obsession with making applesauce to freeze. It goes on and on and on. She has two apple trees, and the neighbors have several; and they give her apples. She can’t bear for a single fruit to go unpreserved.
“The early Transparent variety is already in the freezer, except for the ones still in the refrigerator; and the Gravensteins are just arriving. A stiff wind today shook a bunch of them onto the ground, and I picked up a bucket full before the deer family found them (even though Mama said they probably weren’t any good if they were on the ground—I left the not good ones for the deer).”