She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Thrifty Treasures

During my special yard sale trip, I found so many treasures. I want to share one of the treasures that Cousin Wilma bought for me for only $3 ... an apple peeler. Thank you, Wilma!

I've always wanted one. I just love devices that work without electricity. I love their simplicity and using my own energy to operate them. I guess this would fit under the category "Another weird thing about me." LOL

Well I discovered that my boys are fascinated with it too! If you want your children to eat more apples, just attach one of these handy contraptions to a table in your kitchen. You will just see that big bowl of apples simply disappear.

And though I didn't get a picture, husband's love these things too! I caught Jeffrey peeling two apples just for fun. (Some boys just never grow up!)



Toby Parsons said...

Yep! These things make peeling lots of apples a breeze! As when we are making applesauce! That 'treasure' was worth bringing home. :)

Linda said...

Peeling apples for fun! *lol*

How cool is one of those.. Can you also peel them, but then leave them 'as they are'? I recently bought one of those apple dividers.. just a set of knives you push over the apple to make 6 pieces (and core them) at once.

My little one LOVES apples, and since in Holland, we can buy them by the crate (50 pounds at once).. but I SO SO SO hate peeling fruit! (When I was small I only ate bananas because of that! *lol*)

Greetings from the netherlands!

Katy said...

How fun!!!! I love it!! LOL at your boys!!

Pam said...

Apple peelers are a lot of fun- and a huge help in the kitchen!!
Have a wonderful week,

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

I remember going to camp for a week when I was a kid, and my job was to peel "a million" apples with that thing one day. By the time I finished them all, I thought I was the world's best and fastest apple peeler!!!!

Looks like the boys will be helping with the applesauce!


Farm Chick Paula said...

I love mine, too, Lea. And you're right... it's so nice to have a kitchen appliance that men want to use, too! LOL

lindanuts said...

I've seen these contraptions at the old threshers reunions but never used one. I love these things, too. Did you see my cherry pitter?
Gotta go. I hear a granny smith calling me!

nancy huggins said...

I wish I would have had one of the peelers to help me in the 80's when I got the apples free out in the fields. I just cut them open to check for worms and if there wasn't any I would cook them and put them through my foley food mill (also worked by hand) and made tons of applesauce. I wish I could find some apples like that again...The best tasting applesauce ever. Not much taste in the sauce you buy in the jars now:)

naomisnotions said...

I have one of those! I should dig it out, maybe my boys would eat some apples! :)

How fun! :)


naomisnotions said...

I have one of those! I should dig it out, maybe my boys would eat some apples! :)

How fun! :)


Dani said...

We have one of those and love much easier than peeling by hand and fun! we have an old meat grinder too that clamps to the side of the table....those tools were made to last...ours is from 1898..

Julie said...

Love, love, love it. We grind our own wheat for cracked wheat cereal. I got the wheat grinder at a yard sale for $5. Great find. You go girl.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hi Lea dear! I have always wanted a apple peeler to! Lucky you! Another thing I will be in the hunt for!!! That would be some kind of picture me riding the pink bike with the boots and jacket! LOL! Have a sweet evening! Hugs, Maryjane

Toni said...

I found one of thoes on ebay last year!My kids love to use it as well!!For some reason the apples tast better when they`re cut thin:)Have a blessed day!!

Julie said...

I just love those things! Been wanting one for years -- you're gonna make me break down and buy one (the next time, I see one, that is!)