Old-Fashioned Apple Butter Stirring

October 2, 10, 17, 24, 2020

The cool autumn days mean lots of hard work for traditional Amish families. The harvesting of crops and gardens tend to keep a family busy.

A favorite of the Yoders is Old-Fashioned Apple Butter Stirring. Uncle Andy and Aunt Mattie, with some help from their boys, get the 30 gallon copper kettle on the fire in the morning and begin the process of apple butter. Do you know how many apples go in a 30-gallon batch? When you visit, you can take a turn stirring and try a sample too! They stir all day and fill up half pint jars to be sold. Dates of Apple butter stirring for 2020 are Oct. 2, 10, 17, and 24th.