It's been a busy week or so here in Hickery Holler. In the spring we watch for the apple blossoms to return and hope that the frosts do not come late in the spring and knock all the blossoms off.
During the summer we watch with bated breath and pray that the rains come regular and there is no drought that year. We try our best to keep the deer away from the trees and watch for pests. And if we are very very lucky come fall the temperatures start to cool and the leaves start to fall and we are rewarded with a bounty of apples. This year the weather has been kind and the trees are heavy with ripe fruit.
We just heard yesterday that our neighbor who is in his 70's is in the hospital after falling off the ladder picking his apples. He broke 6 ribs. We are trying to be careful with our picking.
O Wise One has kept the apple peeler whirring peeling all that fruit.
And we have managed to pretty well stock up for the year and have shared with several neighbors and friends.
Lots of apple sauce for the grandchildren.
And apple pie filling for those winter pies.
Now we are working on keeping the walnuts picked up. The mower is back in the shop and we are sure glad that the weather is cooling and the grass not growing very fast.
And lots of apple pies to go around to everyone.
How's your apple harvest going?
Blessings from The Holler
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