That's Abe's opinion, anyway. How could one mind spending hours in the kitchen with such a happy, helpful crew? We canned 40 quarts of apple pie filling, today. One of them exploded upon removal from the canner- long story. Suffice to say, no one was hurt and we had a very tasty snack with a pie crust rolled out and baked on a cookie sheet. We even had whipped cream. Yes, it was yummy. John and Abe were the main apple pickers- we are so thankful to have our own trees, Bekah washed the jars- she has the smallest hands, and Eva peeled and peeled and peeled. (Yes, Grandfather, she has a bad rash that has migrated to her eye. Poor thing!) The nifty new apple peeler Bill bought is replacing my old one- which I loved, but this one has a swivel head on it and even slices and cores it for you. All I had to do was make the syrup and pack the jars. $15 well spent. And the helpers were all you could ever hope for. So... apple pie? Apple crisp? I think we have that covered for the winter.