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:

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


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.

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.
Apple tasting 2014, again with the Jones Grands!
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.”

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.
Sparkler has a bowl of apples.
Ranger displays just how big this Crispin apple was.
SJ the Apple Wench. “Bits of apple! Anyone for a bit of apple?”
But first, a selfie. He looks pleasant, but it’s blurry because I’d just caught him putting bunny ears on me.


And when life gives you apples, you make pie.

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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