How ‘Bout Them Apples?

Specifically, the 10 varieties we bought from the local farmer’s market. It’s a tradition here at the Jones Home. Every(ish) fall, we buy whatever the market offers, taste a piece of each apple, and rate it on a scale of sour-to-sweet.

We’ve been doing it a while:

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Apple tasting 2009. Bookgirl (8) still shows evidence of Lyme’s disease. Ranger (3 mos) is pretty cute.

 

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Apple tasting 2010. Ranger was ejected from the game when he started throwing apples.

We did a tasting in 2012 with my mom, but I haven’t found any pictures from then.

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Apple tasting 2013, and this time Granpa dn Nana J were here. Ranger is missing in this picture. It’s likely he was still in an apple-throwing phase.
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Apple tasting 2014, again with the Jones Grands!
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And here’s the lovely Bookgirl to introduce this year’s lineup!

We had 10 varieties this year: Gala, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Golden Supreme, Jonagold, Nittany, Empire, Rome, Crispin, Ida Red.

The family was disappointed that I set Empire before Rome, so nobody could say “Rome and Empire.” Also, yes, when Crispin was announced, the adults assured each other, “Today is not that day.”

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Ranger studiously circled every single one. He possibly missed the finer points of the occasion, but at least he wasn’t throwing apples this year.
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Sparkler has a bowl of apples.
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Ranger displays just how big this Crispin apple was.
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SJ the Apple Wench. “Bits of apple! Anyone for a bit of apple?”
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But first, a selfie. He looks pleasant, but it’s blurry because I’d just caught him putting bunny ears on me.

 

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And when life gives you apples, you make pie.
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3 thoughts on “How ‘Bout Them Apples?

  1. “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers – oh, and sisters –
    For he to-day that tastes these apples with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile…”

    Sorry, couldn’t resist.

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