Compost and Apple Harvest

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The 6 foot wide strip garden we put in this summer is about finished producing.

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We have some late tomatoes still coming on, the popcorn and sunflowers are drying on their stalks, and the coriander seeds are maturing.

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This past week a chicken got run over on the road.  The considerate man got out of his dump truck to tell us about it.  Turns out he was removing manure from a neighbor’s winter cow barn.

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We ended up getting three loads of very rich dirt to spread over the garden.

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We have also been harvesting buckets and buckets of apples.

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In our side yard and in the hedgerows between the fields, we have many apple trees.

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So plentiful is the harvest

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that not only have we put up applesauce, apples and dehydrated slices for ourselves,

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we have gathered many pounds of them to share with our pigs.

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The kids have enjoyed playing in the fields while we pick.

4 Comments on “Compost and Apple Harvest

  1. Beautiful!!

    Thank you for sharing!

    Love,

    India* sent from my iPhone

  2. I wish I was helping you pick apples! My people aren’t very interested in apple picking, so I may just go by myself. 🙂

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