The kids always have a great time making applesauce. I cook the apples and they take care of the rest. And boy the house smells so good when apples are cooking all day. I just wish our family liked to eat applesauce. Reagan is really my only applesauce eater. This year I decided to try freezing it in individual size portions for him rather than canning it. We'll see if that idea works.
A couple days ago I made grape juice. Sadly, that project was accomplished very quickly due to the shortage of grapes this year.
Last year we had close to 60 quarts. This year the count was 7! The deer must not like the Concord grapes as much as the green grapes because we were left with mostly Concord. Look at the difference in the juice color of this year's and last. I think the purple juice is prettier but I actually prefer the flavor of the pink juice. "Mommy, why do green grapes make pink juice?" hmmm... that's a good question. I don't know. (and I also don't know why the store-bought grape juice from green grapes is clear....)