I went to the old house today to pick apples.
Here is where the caveat comes in. Do NOT let your apple trees become this burdened... pick off
some of the apples. This is a five year old tree, we did not let any apples ripen on it for the first 3 years.
However... we have not lived there now for five months, and the poor tree was almost down to the ground.
If you don't spray organically or non-organically... this is what you get.
I had quite the cart full... and I wish I knew someone with pigs.
My goats would never touch them, but pigs would.
As it is, these are going on the compost heap, they are full of worm holes.
These came home with me to be eaten, along with some green apples for a crisp tomorrow.
The green tree looks great. The apples on it look fine... most of them, but these are baking apples.
Here is my other caveat... if there are just two of you... it does not make much sense to have these dwarf trees if you do not can or preserve.
I know one of our pear trees did not set fruit this year, and tomorrow I'll look at the other.
This is a milkweed pod. I want to bring some home to plant in our rain garden next year.
They were covered with these little critters.
I harvested my ear of corn! I don't think the little one on the bottom is going to mature.
I have not opened it yet.
This. dog. should. be. ours.
I'll explain more later.
His name is Toto, by the way, and he's seven years old and weighs MAYBE five pounds dripping wet.
Hallelujah, the tractor is fixed! I know Troy is glad.
And today was probably the last regular day I'll be exercising the puppies, their mama, Uno, pictured here... and Mia... the year old pup. Valerie, my friend, and their owner, will be moving back home to Michigan in a few weeks, taking her whole kennel with her. How I'll miss my fun times with these beautiful dogs.
Uno is the best "fetcher" I have ever played with!
Tomorrow I'll be working at the old place again... and hope to finish the painting on Thursday.