Apples Away

I picked a bunch of apples last weekend. They are ripe, and very tasty. But very small. As in, lots of them aren’t worth the effort to eat them. I figure I picked over 100 pounds of apples, and I couldn’t even reach the highest branch which is stuffed still. I hope to get to those this weekend though.

What do you do with so many apples? Well, in the past we have made apples sauce, and frozen some of them. Since we still have a few jars of sauce, we’re going to skip that this year. Instead I’m going to dehydrate some apple slices and see how that works out. We’ve also given a whole bunch away.

Flower Digging

Today cleaned up another old flower bed that was badly neglected from before we moved in. As I started to work I found that the small Holly bush that I wanted to remove used to be a large Holly tree that someone had hacked off. Lots of little Holly branches were growing from the remaining stump.

The only thing to do was start digging. What a hole I made.

A couple feet around it and about three feet deep. I couldn’t even get all the roots out either. I dug out what I could then cut the three roots that were a couple inches in diameter.

I was left with a big hole and big pile of dirt. The easy part was throwing the dirt back in the hole.