We had a nice apple crop off of the few trees near the house including those we planted and the one old apple tree. The green ones are from the ancient tree and the red ones from a young tree. These are drying before being crated. This helps to prevent mold on the skins and lets us pick them over.
We’ve been enjoying these apples whole, sliced up with meals, in salads and for dessert in apple crisp. The pigs have gotten the droppings both from the trees directly and what we toss into them. They love them. Fall is a wonderful time for food. Time to fatten up for winter.
Out in the woods I see a lot more apples on the various trees around old homesteads. Plenty of food to feed the bears and other animals. It has been a good year for the wildlife.
As we clear old fields we are careful to leave the apple trees, beach nuts, hazelnuts and other food producing trees. They provide shade and food. We are also planting more fruit and nut trees. Some of these will produce veneer logs, the highest grade of lumber, a long time from now.
Outdoors: 59°F/63°F Mostly Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 69°F/71°F 2nd Fire to dry stuff
Daily Spark: iCreate – One concern I have is will the iPad from Apple be good for the creation of content or is it just for the consumption of content. I am a creator. I make stuff. I write. I photograph. I paint. I program. I engineer. I draw. I design. I invent. iCreate. Let’s make sure the next generation keeps creating.