We are still enjoying this banner year for apples in New York State. Sharon, Captain of the Mother Ship, brought me several bags of organic apples to bring home for my sheep, but some didn't make it home. We've been making apple crisp in my class. The smell is divine and fills the whole wing. Some students who have a hard time sitting still in class have no problem with peeling apples for a 40 minutes period. It's the hands-on approach, and the promise of a delicious treat when cooked.