Today my family picked the last of this year's apples from the two apple trees in our back yard. (The plum tree was done weeks ago. One of the two pear trees still has most of its pears.)
We had many buckets of apples, and made time to process them. The nicest we put through the corer. These we clean up to make dehydrated apple rings. The rest we use to make applesauce.
This time I oversaw the dehydrating and my wife oversaw the applesauce. Both boys helped a little bit, but it was of course mostly our adult effort. We now have fourteen more trays of apple rings drying, and four more quarts of applesauce.