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We have lived in the same location for about 30 years. A few years ago, after I started mowing a new area, I discovered an apple tree that we had not noticed before. This year it was loaded will small apples. Picking those I could reach with a ladder yielded about 10 pounds. They are not very tasty but they are eatable. I have no idea what kind they are, just wild apples, I guess.

Julie is often ready to try something new in the kitchen. She found a recipe for apple jelly on the web and decided to give it a try. After a good washing, cooking, and straining through cheesecloth she had about five cups of juice. With the addition of lots of sugar the jelly was ready. We have twelve jars of homemade apple jelly from our own apple tree.