Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Apple Trees In My Yard



Saying I'm a writer is just one way I define myself. I'm also a jewelry seller, a decorator, a foodie, a cook and so much more. I didn't have to think long on what theme to use for this year's challenge. Spring is the start of gardening for me, so let's talk about what's In My Yard .


Apple Trees



Apple trees have come and gone over the years. When we first moved here, we didn't realized we couldn't let the horses around the trees without protection to the trunks. The horses chewed the bark, the sap ran and the trees died.

We saved some, planted more and then had a similar problem with the goats. This year I have planted a whole new orchard since I only have one Golden Delicious tree left and one Horse Apple tree (that's falling down). My 12 new trees are Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Gala, & Granny Smith.

What do I make with so many apples? We love homemade apple pie, applesauce and apple jelly. This year I'm going to give making apple butter a try.











Brenda

~ Seductive in Any Era ~

10 comments:

  1. My husband and I live in town, but his family has a farm. I had been bugging him to plant apple trees on the farm because I'd love to get freshly grown apples. I never thought about the deer attacking them. If I ever get him to do it, I'll keep trunk safety in mind.
    Elizabeth

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    1. Fresh always tastes better if not only because we've grown it ourselves.Thanks for stopping by, Elizabeth!

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  2. Apple butter is good! I'll be down to get some this fall. Happy A to Z-ing back at ya :)

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    1. I'll make plenty. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Can't believe my cat managed to click my mouse and delete a post :-)

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  4. Oh yum! I would love to have a massive garden. I've got a terrible green thumb though. heh I can grow a few things but fruit trees would totally scare me. I'd love the fresh fruit though!

    Happy first day of the challenge!

    Anna @ herding cats & burning soup

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