Friday, November 6, 2015

"Th-Th-Th-Th-Th-... That's all, folks."

We went on our final trip to the orchard. I bought a bag of Stayman Winesaps. My dad would usually bring these home from the dairy farms where he tested and my mother and grandmother would use them mostly for apple pies. These are both tart and sweet and this apple variety has been popular since the days of the pioneers! They are known for their high quality and are a connoisseur's delight.

I took some pictures of the oddities of this year's crop at the orchard. There were more.
Jeannie is still finding chimeras in the Cortlands.
Roger was in the back making more cider for the weekend crowd. 
Apple pulp makes wonderful fertilizer when returned back to the orchard and is also used as food for cattle or livestock. 
But best of all - I came home with an old apple crate that this orchard purchased from another one when it shut down. I was an apple picker there in the early 1970's! Jeannie surprised me with this great gift!!!!!
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