Friday, September 29, 2006

Apple Harvest

Joy, Ashley and Jessica were here for a few days and it was perfect timing to harvest most of our apples.

The yellow soft ones might not be very salvageable because they are early ones and we waited until the girls could come and harvest them.

But the red and green ones are perfect – and the red ones are very good for eating, since we’ve had our first frost. There are more of both on the tree that we will harvest in a couple of weeks, after our event in Albert Lea.

We also got a few crab apples. I think we waited too long to get them. The tree had been loaded a few weeks ago, but we got just enough for one batch of either jelly or sauce. The girls each want something different, so I will have to see if I can do both.

Here are a few pictures of the girls harvesting.


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Joy left yesterday morning to do some errands and get ready for Jessica’s eighth birthday party on Saturday.

We will take the girls home today, have a family party tonight, then head back here tomorrow morning for a llama play day – we are both demonstrating there. A fast trip, but worth it, as we can’t miss Jessica’s birthday and we can’t miss the play day, as they seem to really be excited to have us come join them.

It’s a nice day, today, in the 50s and sunshine, with little wind. You have a beautiful day!

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