I am writing this while up at our cabin in Northern Michigan.
If you are a Pinterest user I am sure you have seen lots of DIY posts about making your own farm table. Not only are farm tables beautiful, they conjure up images of days gone by. They instantly feel like family and give the illusion of slower times.
The reality is, it wasn’t a slower time, it was hard working from sun up to sun down and beyond time.
Those old farm tables were being used to get bread and biscuits made and baking before the sun came up so food would be ready to eat and taken out to the fields with the workers. The old farm table then turned into a place for mending clothing, canning up the harvest, cleaning up and bandaging a cut, homework was done at the old farm table. And late nights of trying to see how you can pay the bills and make ends meet were worried over at the old farm table.
Most important the old farm table was the heart of the home. Where families ate and talked about their days. Where happy news was shared or sad news was given. It represents family.
A time when computers, cable, cell phones, tv’s , microwaves, fast food, disposable products and instant everything were just some crazy fantasies seen at a Saturday matinee movie.
The old farm table is a reminder of a simpler time and things we gave up for progress.
The old farm table at the cabin which was originally my grandparents kitchen table, is still the gathering place for us. Dinners are served at the table.
While we were at the cabin, we stopped and picked some wild Michigan apples.There are apple trees just loaded down all over the place in Northern Michigan.
Now these aren't your sweet apples! These apples are tart, tangy and very juicy. My dad made a pie with them.
Dads Wild Apple Pie
Use your favorite pie crust recipe or a 2 pre-made pie crusts
This was made in a large glass pie dish
350 degrees for 40-45 minute's (ovens and time vary)
5 cups chopped and peeled wild apples
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of white sugar
4 Tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons of cinnamon’
1/4 teaspoon salt
Mix all the above ingredients together and the pour into pie crust. Top with 2 Tablespoons chopped butter.Add top crust and cut a couple of vent holes and sprinkle with additional white sugar. Bake for 40-45.
I will be joining a couple of parties this week: