Old Fashion Apple Butter
The cool autumn days mean lots of hard work for
traditional Amish families. The harvesting of crops and gardens tend to
keep a family busy.
A favorite of the Yoders’ is Old Fashion Apple Butter Stirring. Uncle
Andy and Aunt Mattie, with some help from their boys, get the 30 gallon
copper kettle on the fire in the morning and begin the process of apple
butter. Do you know how many apples go in a 30-gallon batch? When you
visit, you can take a turn stirring and try a sample too! They stir all
day and fill up half pint jars to be sold. Dates of Apple butter
stirring for 2012 are and Oct. 6, 13 and 20.
As a treat for our last day (October 27) of the 2012 season,
we will be making Pumpkin butter. A new Fall favorite here at Yoder's. If
you like pumpkin you will enjoy this. Not sure about it? Try a sample. It
is really good on pancakes!
Also on our last day, Aunt Mary will be here making her homemade lye soap.
This is an old fashioned soap that is still used today. Come see how it has
been made for many years on farms throught the area. Take a bar home with you.
It is great for stains.