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Apple Crisp and Apple Tree Climbing

Happy New Year!!!!  I am thrilled to say I FINALLY  have my laptop back!!!! It’s working great, except the cursor like to jump back a few spaces randomly while I type. Not sure what that is about. But it’s back, whoooo hoooooo!!!! I uploaded the pics off my camera, so soon you will be up to date with all that has been going on the past few months.

To start things off here are some pictures from apple picking with Miss Taylor. Not JUST apple picking, but apple picking and teaching her to climb a tree! It was so much fun, and it was a picturesc day, perfect for memory making. 🙂

It didn’t start out as a tree climbing lesson…. I was up in the tree to get the apples at the top, and Taylor walked up and said “Aunt Jess, I climb too!” Naturally I climbed down, picked her up and placed her on the bottom branch.  Well, Taylor is never one to not try and up the anty, so she tried to climb to limb above her.  She takes after her Auntie 😉  So I went with her and we preceded to climb the tree together.  Have you ever tried to climb a tree with one hand?  While your other hand is wrapped around a 2yr old holding her for dear life? Well let me tell you, it is a great experience!!! We eventually came back down before her mom had a heart attack. hehehe (Love you Becky)  It really was a great day; we had so much fun tree climbing , walking around the orchard and cider donut eating!!!

As we left the orchard I spied some flourishing Raspberry bushes, full of ripe juicy berries! Even though the season was over, somehow these babies were still holding on. Taylor and I went and picked a few handfuls for her to snack on in the car, and as you can see in this picture she really enjoyed them 😉

For more pictures of me up in a tree and our fun day at the orchard, head over to Facebook and like the Green Skies and Sugar Trips page 🙂

And last but not least,  picking all those apples, of  course means making apple crisp!

Preheat oven to 375′


  • Apples Peeled, Cored and Sliced (enough to fill a 13×9 pan)
  • Cinnamon (to taste)
  • Honey or Sugar (if needed only)


  • One stick butter (softened)
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp nutmeg
  • 1 Cup Oats
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar

Slice apples and toss with cinnamon and honey/sugar.  Lightly grease a 13×9″ baking pan, pour apples in. Set aside and make topping.

Combine ingredients for topping, using a pastry blender mix together until they are pea sized crumbles. If you don’t have a pastry blender a fork and/or your hands will work. Once it’s mixed together, top the apples with it, and  bake for 45minutes or  until it’s bubbly around the sides.

Ready for the oven!

Ready to eat!