2012-09-08 - Apples - 0005
The tomatoes might be drying up, but we've got plenty of apples now! It took me about 15 minutes to pick these from one of our six trees. Luckily the fruit is ripening at different rates this year, which takes some of the pressure off. I'm sure I'll still end up giving the majority away, probably to a local food pantry through Ample Harvest or via freecycle. Even after the resident raccoon family stripped one tree almost completely bare, there are more apples out there than I could ever possibly use and/or preserve.
And to think, all these fruit trees (we also have two pear, and one each apricot and peach) weren't even advertised as a selling point when we bought this house. Total happy accident!