We took Olivia to an apple orchard last weekend, and had such a good time. It only cost $12 for a bushel of apples (which is a TON, by the way), and let me tell you, there’s a lot you can do with 20 pounds of apples. I made one batch of apple butter, which yielded 6 jars. I figure, one jar of store-bought apple butter costs at least $2.99, so it’s definitely more economical to make my own. And the 5 1/2 pounds it took to make the recipe didn’t even make a dent in our supply of apples. I’m thinking I’ll make applesauce, apple dumplings, and who knows what else. Next year, we may just pick half-a-bushel, come to think of it.