Apple Harvests

Andy harvested most of the Cortland apples last Sunday. Here’s picture of most of them, with the good sides showing.

They were small because they had a rough spring, with the weather changing from cold to warm to cold…. And they got beat up by the hail.

Here are pictures of the one Gravenstein apple Andy picked early last month.

Good side:

Hail-damaged side:

Andy has since bought nets to protect the trees from hail, but the fluctuating temperatures are in the hands of the gods. We will just have to see what happens next year.

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Hurray for Fall!

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fall is my favorite season. What’s yours?

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Our Precious Plum

Another thing we did last Saturday was share our plum harvest. Andy had picked it earlier in the day.

It was only one, and only a couple of inches long, but it was very tasty…Andy managed to pick it just right. We’re hoping for a few more next year.

Some of the simplest things can bring the most pleasure.

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Hang On to Your Hat!

Hang on to your hat! Windy today…

That’s what an email from our solar/lightning protector guy ended with this morning.

Andy was already aware of the forecast and that he might have to clear some trees off the road. He’s also aware that the first hard freeze is predicted for tonight, so he’s going to drain the water system. Indian summer is over for a while at least.

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The Greenhouse

When we went up to the land Saturday afternoon/evening we picked squash, cucumbers, and beans from the greenhouse.

And we measured one of the squash leaves. It was over 20″ wide.

There are more pictures here on Flickr.

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Fall Colors

We went up to the land yesterday afternoon for a picnic supper and to see the fall colors. It was starting to cloud up but it was pretty anyway.

There are more pictures here on Flickr.

Tomorrow I’ll write about the greenhouse.

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Impressive Plants!

Andy brought these zucchini home last night. The largest was about 13″ long.

I’m impressed by how well the plants hide their fruit from predators. Andy hadn’t seen these before.

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Walden Pond

Kaitlin, Andy, and I went to Walden Pond one morning. (The pups couldn’t go, so Torben stayed with them and baked more of his fabulous sourdough bread.)

There are more pictures here on Flickr.

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The Squash Are Happy

Andy brought this home yesterday afternoon. The largest one is about 11 inches long…if you like zucchini, which size do you prefer?

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More Trees

Here’s a picture of Andy and Tempi on top of their Mom’s Mountain, the highest point on their property.

And here are a couple of pictures of one of the walks in their neighborhood:

There are more walks just a short drive away, another of the great things about their location. We all love walking and trees, so it was heaven for us.

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