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After Apple Picking

October 10th, 2010 at 01:59 pm

I wish we could have gone apple picking, followed by reading that Robert Frost poem, but our usual apple orchard has had a bad year. First, May frosts killed some of the blossoms, then a bad hailstorm put another dent in their crop. We went out there today to find they're not picking at all. Their Honey Crisp crop was down by 90 percent, other varieties down by 50 percent or more too.

But we bought apples and squash from the shop and enjoyed the beautiful weather. I find it amazing to stand in a pumpkin field surrounded by hundreds of bright orange orbs. Spectacular!

4 Responses to “After Apple Picking”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Our usual orchard had hail damage, too. The apples were smaller this year and not so pretty, but just as delicious as ever. This is their last year, though. Next year the orchard will be a corn or bean field. They said they aren't making enough profit to make it worthwhile for the 80+ year old proprietor, so they are selling. Frown

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I had to look up the poem. I had never read that one! Very nice. I live about two blocks from an apple orchard. I need to get over there and pick up some cider.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    I love the idea of an apple orchard, but it seems like a tenuous business proposition, doesn't it?

  4. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    our neck of the woods did pretty good for once, we got a big box of 2nds (blemished or otherwise less than perfect) for around $20. These are the best seconds we've seen in over 5 years. Instead of cooking with them we are just eating them!

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