Apple Butter making & Giveaway

Each year my hubby and the kids and I attend an annual “Apple Butter making day” where my husbands family members- uncles, aunts, cousins, parents, grandparents and other extended family members and friends get together to make homemade country apple butter- big pot, cut up apples, cinnamon and all. It doesn’t get more southern than that. We went this past Saturday and had a blast minus the cold weather out.





DSC01880Isn’t that painted hay bale just so patriotic and cool?!

Hot homemade apple cider while sitting in a barn with hay and kids playing everywhere was nice as well.

Some pictures of the process and kids (hubby and cousin as well):


Stirring the apple butter


Jarring is a process everyone contributes to helping with.


Wrestle matches with the men go on of course


Xander had to get in on the fun


My sweet baby girl Elizabeth

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Each year is a blast and we get to take home plenty of jars to eat and last us for months. In the past these have made great Christmas gifts to give to neighbors and co-workers.

Have you ever made apple butter or homemade jams?

Outfit details: Shirt:Old Navy ($10.50)//Leggings: Charlotte Russe ($6)//Boots: Rampage via Belk (paid $20 for these though originally $90)//Scarf: Zara (gift)//Braceletts: Charlotte Russe (part of a set on clearance for $1.99).

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17 thoughts on “Apple Butter making & Giveaway

  1. Oh my goodness, what a FUN family activity! I would just love to do this… and, you look so good in red! I think that is your color 🙂 And, everyone has been rocking the green plaid lately. I need to get me some green plaid somex soon!

  2. It is too bad you don’t live closer to me! I would coming over this morning for toast smothered in that apple butter!!! YUM!! And I love your freckles. My daughter has the same skin tone as you and it is my favorite(: Susan

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